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Libyan rebels confirm Younes arrest warrant

07-31-2011 08:28 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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The Libyan National Transitional Council has confirmed that it had issued a warrant for the arrest of its top general.

Abdel Fattah Younes was killed by gunmen on Thursday after he had been held and questioned by an NTC investigator regarding a military matter.

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the head of the NTC, said two attackers killed the general and two of his aides following their release. He stressed that the throats of the men had not been cut, apparently suggesting that the killing was not the work of rebels.

Jalil inferred that this was the work of pro-Gaddafi agents seeking to create divisions within the opposition. He also announced that there would be a clampdown on informal armed groups who have not been fighting under the banner of the opposition forces.

The killing of the general has created a power vacuum at the top of the opposition.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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