Friday, July 29, 2011

Libyan rebels announce the death of their commander

The Chairman of the National Transitional Libya (CNT) announced Thursday, July 28 death of the Libyan General Abdel Fatah Yunis, former head of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, joined the insurgents. The man directed the military operations of the insurgency Jamahiriya. According to Abdel Jalil Mustafa, the leader of the CNT, was killed by assailants after being summoned before a judicial commission in Benghazi.

The head of the armed group that led the attack was arrested, officials said without elaborating. Unchecked rumors had previously circulated in the day of her arrest in Benghazi, but could not be confirmed. According to rebel sources, he was reminded of Brega in the morning. An official confirmed that the CNT was in Benghazi, but added that he had returned from the front, saying dissatisfied with the situation on the ground, and that officials were trying to persuade him to return.

Abdel Fatah Yunis was presented, before rallying in the rebellion, as the number two in the regime of Colonel Gaddafi, where he held the position of interior minister. He had raproché insurgents early in the protest movement that has divided the country on February 15 and held major responsibilities for their side.

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