Abdul Fattah Younes

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Libya Rebels Show Signs of Division

Tensions emerge amid questions over military commander's final hours

(Newser) - Libyan rebels' battle yesterday against fighters they said were undercover Gadhafi loyalists was part of a larger trend of divisions among the rebels, following the death of their military leader , the New York Times reports. The rebels launched yesterday’s attack in an effort to root out armed groups... More »

Rebel Military Chief in Libya Assassinated

Abdel Fattah Younes is dead, but it's not clear who killed him

(Newser) - The Libyan rebels’ military chief along with two of his top aides were shot and killed today, reports the BB . Rebels blamed Gadhafi loyalists and said they had made an arrest, but the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Abdel Fattah Younes remain murky. Younes had served as Gadhafi’s interior... More »

Libyan Rebel Commanders Can't Stand Each Other

'They behaved like children' at meeting

(Newser) - As rebel fighters suffered battlefield defeats last week, the movement's ad-hoc leadership council called a meeting of its three top commanders and discovered something disheartening: They can’t stand each other. “They behaved like children,” committee head Fathi Baja tells the New York Times . What’s more, the... More »

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