Libyan Rebels Accused Of Killing Their Leader


Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Fattah Younis was killed by members of the February 17 Martyrs’ Brigade, a rebel faction, according to Libyan rebel special forces member Mohammed Agoury. Agoury told the Associated Press that Younis was taken from his headquarters outside Benghazi early Wednesday. The Brigade may have killed Younis because of his past as Qaddafi’s interior minister and his involvement in a crackdown on the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Some members of the Group are now leaders in the Martyrs’ Brigade. A member of the Brigade told the AP that Younis was a “traitor” and that “the evidence will come out in a few days.”