Islamist militia shot Abdel Fattah Younes
An Islamist militia was behind the killing of Libyan rebel commander Gen Abdel Fattah Younes, who was shot dead on Thursday, a rebel minister has said.
Ali Tarhouni said Gen Younes was killed by members of the Obaida Ibn Jarrah Brigade, a group linked to the rebels.
Gen Younes defected to the rebels in February after serving in the Libyan leadership since the 1969 coup which brought Col Muammar Gaddafi to power.
Meanwhile Nato says it bombed Libyan state TV transmitters overnight.
If it’s not our sponsorship of hostile regimes, it’s our efforts to get rid of them that’s helping radical Islamism grow across the Middle East. The best thing we can do now is let them handle this on their own. It will not be pretty, but it’s better than earning their long-term resentment down the line, as seen in the other places we’ve “intervened” since 9/11.