Libyan rebels’ military chief killed

July 29th, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS  

Tripoli, July 29 (IANS) Libyan rebels’ military chief Abdel Fattah Younes was Thursday killed in an attack by Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, Xinhua reported.

Opposition leader Moustafa Abdel-Jalil confirmed the death at a press conference in Benghazi, the country’s second largest city and a rebel stronghold.

Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC), added that two other military leaders were killed.

NTC will hold a three-day mourning for Younes’ death. Younes, a former security minister of Gaddafi’s regime, had joined the opposition in February.

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