Slain Libyan rebel's family demand progress on probe

August 2, 2011 01:33


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BENGHAZI  - The family of the Libyan rebels' slain military commander said on Monday little effort was being made to find out who had killed him in what they called an act involving conspiracy, treason and betrayal.

General Abdel Fattah Younes was shot dead on Thursday with two aides at some point after he was summoned back from the front line by the Transitional National Council (TNC), the rebel leadership in their stronghold of Benghazi.

After two days of confusion, rebels said the assailants were militiamen allied to the rebels in their struggle to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, raising questions about divisions and lawlessness within rebel ranks.

Family members say they have received scant details from the TNC on the circumstances of his death and that no steps have been made to question those behind it.

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