July 28th, 2011
05:10 PM ET

Libyan rebel commander assassinated, rebels say

Gen. Abdul Fatah Younis, the commander of Libyan rebel forces fighting to oust longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi, was assassinated in Benghazi on Thursday, rebel leaders said.

Younis, a former commander of Libyan forces, defected to the Benghazi-based rebel movement after it arose in February. Two other senior officers were killed with him, the National Transitional Council announced.

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  1. Alma Stevenson

    It is going to be war with the "Libya" with Egypt. It is about who has more power. But now they are given the punishment evil people should have.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Edward Mason

    I think Mr Gadafi, if he is sensible, (which he isn't), wil think of the death-toll of his people thus far & give peace a chance; rather than tag his own subjects terrorists.
    And 4 the purpose of those with STM{short term memory}; the world saw a preview of men in yellow helmets, killing un-armed people indiscriminately.
    For me as an individual, this man should be ousted regardless of his intimidating tactics. For the good of the region at large.

    July 29, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Such is to be expected from someone like you with your obvious limitations or are that much of a NATO sympathizer who believes that the U.S., Great Britain and France have a right to do whatever they wish?

      July 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andreas Moser


    July 29, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jared Griffith

    @joey: troll.

    July 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mawethu

    Africans must wake up, Africa is being colonised. Gaddafi must stand strong. He must never surender to that unjust minority from Benghazi. Longlive Gaddafi!

    August 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Alma Stevenson

    Have peace by giving up a booming economy and 2.6 years with no suicide bombing. No more taking soldiers because it will hurt the deficit budget.

    September 11, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Alma Stevenson

    President Obama tries to work with Congress
    What does the Lord your Go ask to do. Not to fear to prove that he can do it people give Obama a chance.

    September 11, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Alma Stevenson

    The laws and regulations you must obey as long as you live in the land. Well, Congress sign the papers and President Obama to run the country.

    September 11, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Alma Stevenson

    Gadhaffi will not die because he has a bad spirit which is Satan. Nations and nations are going to be destroyed little by little. Gadhaffi is very tricky and clever before he dies, he will kill 1000 civilians soldiers. These are to be very young coming out from High School because of the Great benefits.

    September 11, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Alma Stevenson

    October 2, it will finally finished. Just 52 days after they have begun. When the enemies from Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and the biggest country Saudi Arabia and surrounding of descendants of Israel but God is with USA and OBAMA.

    September 11, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
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