Abdel Fatah Younes taken out in Benghazi, Libya

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BBC: The head of the Libyan rebel armed forces, Gen Abdel Fatah Younes, has been shot and killed by unknown assailants.
He was gunned down on his way to answer questions about the lack of military momentum by the opposition, but reports say he was suspected of having ties to the forces of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Gen Younes was a lifelong Gaddafi loyalist, helping the Libyan leader seize power in a coup in 1969.
As the former head of the country’s Special Forces and the sitting interior minister he was the highest profile defector to the new rebel council in Benghazi and was rapidly appointed as the chief of the rebel armed forces.


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