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Libyan rebel commander Gen Abdel Fattah Younes was shot dead by a militia linked to his own side, a rebel minister has said. Ali Tarhouni said Gen Younes was killed by members of the Obaida Ibn Jarrah Brigade, which is an Islamist group.
Mr Tarhouni said Younes and two of his aides were killed after being recalled to the rebel stronghold for questioning. "His lieutenants did it," Mr Tarhouni said, adding that the killers were still at large, Reuters news agency reported.
Meanwhile Nato says it bombed Libyan state TV transmitters overnight.
The Libyan Broadcasting Authority said three of its technicians were killed and 15 other people injured in the attack in the capital, Tripoli.
The alliance said it had disabled three satellite transmission dishes through a "precision air strike".
It said the operation was intended to stop "inflammatory broadcasts" by Col Gaddafi's government.
Nato said the strike would "reduce the regime's ability to oppress civilians" but also "preserve television broadcast infrastructure that will be needed after the conflict".
Libyan state TV was still on air following the Nato statement.
Originally posted by misscurious
i was wondering about this lybia thing.. we dont seem to be getting much news on it here in the uk. are they still actively bombing the country?
Originally posted by kro32
Your just a couple days late on this news unless it is a new guy who got killed.
Did you search before you posted?
Originally posted by Freeborn
And the usual suspects immediately link the killings to the US and not who all the available evidence suggests was responsible, extremist Muslims.
The report clearly states that an 'Al-Qaeda' like group Obaida Ibn Jarrah Brigade were responsible and that despite being allied to 'The Rebels' they were intent on letting people know that they were in control of the area and not the rebel National Transition council.
The simple fact is that 'the rebels' are a very loose coalition of Gadaffi's opponents who have many differences and some bitter grudges with each other.
These grudges have their roots in political, religious and tribal differences and some are deep rooted indeed.
Events in Libya are not helped by 'The West's' unco-ordinated and half-hearted approach and policies.
The whole Libya situation is going to be an absolute nightmare for 'The West' and they should never have allowed themselves to get dragged into the unsavoury situation.