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. PᎦÿ૮Ꮵͯͯo☢PøᎥᎦôn

    Ghadaffi isn't fùckin around.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • PᎦÿ૮Ꮵͯͯo☢PøᎥᎦôn

      Younis  Gadhafi ULTIMATEASSASSINATION RESULTS: YounisGadhafi

      July 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • PᎦÿ૮Ꮵͯͯo☢PøᎥᎦôn

      How about a stiff dose of reality. Let the fückin Libyans sort out Libyan power struggles. NATO should go back to thumb twiddling. The whole ramshackle operation is a real fückin embarrassment. A completely unnecessary allocation of assets in a time when fiscal responsibilty should trump our involvement for human rights issues abroad. Frankly, we've enough to sort out on this side of the planet.

      July 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. contessa

    how the hell are the Gaddafi forces reaching to such high profile commanders as well. Wowww Nato what a savior by the way. lol

    July 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kim

    Gadhaffi needs to die now.....

    July 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yohane

    Mamma Gadhafi may be laughing and praising Allah by now.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Yohane

    God almighty please let there be peace

    July 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Al Tabone

    Its a contract carried out by rebels.Rebels fighting themselves

    July 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chris Omu

    Gaddafi wont stop until he is stopped. NATO wake up!

    July 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lucie

    God will do his trial with him now

    July 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. musa

    tough battle

    July 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lucie

    I admire Libyan army and millions people supporting hin in different cities in Libya. Go ahead never surrender to NATO terrorists

    July 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. CNN Wire

    I'm wiht you Lucie, NATO needs to get the hell out of there like right now! Let the french fight to regain libya by themselves, this is going to result into yet another mission greep. By the way, this guy that got killed deserved what he got, he went over at the start of fighting, now that it's down to the final push, no rebel trusted him anyway, so they knocked him off! Lucky they kept him on so long.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |

      Very well said, CNN Wire. My thanks to you, Lucie and Joey for your sensible views.

      July 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Morthimoh

    It's a whole lot of drama,one man can never be bigger than a whole nation. It's time that will dovetail.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. leeintulsa

    I heard on alternate news that the rebels killed him for being a double agent..

    July 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ahmed

    Gadhfi will be happy

    July 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Madame Royale

    I have heard the same thing, leeintulsa.

    @Troll Patrol:
    The only sensible view is the one you agree with, isn't it?
    Considering only one person is writing most of the posts under stolen u/n's I guess that wouldn't be hard to do, now is it?
    Now *that* nauseates me no end.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
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