Libya rebels dissolve cabinet after commander's death

Rebel spokesman says rebel leader Mahmoud Jibril, who was head of the committee, asked to form new executive body of ministers.

By REUTERS
August 8, 2011 23:00
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Libyan rebels 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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RABAT - Libyan rebels have dissolved their executive committee after "shortcomings" by some members in the handling of the shooting dead 12 days ago of their military chief, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.

A spokesman for the rebels' governing National Transitional Council (NTC) told Al Jazeera television that rebel leader Mahmoud Jibril, who was head of the committee, had been asked to form a new executive body of ministers.

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"Given the shortcomings in the performance of some members of the executive committee with regard to this crisis and this incident, the Council has decided to form a new committee," rebel spokesman Abdel-Hafiz Ghoga told the channel.

Rebel army head Abdel Fattah Younes was shot dead on July 28 after he was called back from the front to testify before a judicial committee investigating the military campaign against Muammar Gaddafi.

Rebels said Younes was killed by an allied militia. His death was a setback for the rebels and signaled divisions among their ranks.

Younes was part of the group involved in the 1969 coup that brought Gaddafi to power. He occupied senior positions at Gaddafi's side, and was interior minister before he defected and took a top role in the rebellion in February.



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