Death of Libyan Rebel Leader Stirs Fears of Tribal Conflict

(New York Times) David D. Kirkpatrick - The leader of the Libyan rebels' provisional government, Mustapha Abdul Jalil, announced Thursday that unnamed assassins had killed the top rebel military commander, Gen. Abdul Fattah Younes, and two other officers. Younes was a former interior minister in the Gaddafi government and members of his tribe - the Obeidi, one of the largest in the east - blamed the rebel leadership for having some role in his death.

2011-07-29 00:00:00

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