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...

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...

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...

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