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Libyan rebel commander assasinated

Jul 29, 2011 12:41:43 AM - itnnews.lk

The military commander of the Libyan rebels has been killed on Thursday.

The rebel National Transitional Council said General Abdel Fatah Younes, a former senior official in Moamer Kadhafi’s regime who was fighting to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi has been killed by assailants.

NTC chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil said “With all sadness, I inform you of the passing of Abdel Fatah Younes, the commander-in-chief of our rebel forces”.

Mr Jalil further said that two aides to General Younes, Col Muhammad Khamis and Nasir al-Madhkur were also killed in the attack, adding that there would be three days of mourning in their honour.