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Libya rebel forces' chief of staff dead

Arab World Materials 29 July 2011 01:37
Libya rebel forces' chief of staff dead
Libya rebel forces' chief of staff dead

Libyan opposition leader Moustafa Abdel-Jalil said Thursday that the rebel forces' chief of staff Abdel Fattah Younes was dead, Xinhua reported.

The National Transitional Council (NTC) chairman Jalil told a press conference that supporters of Muammar Gaddafi were responsible for the death of Younes. Two other military leaders were also killed.

The NTC would hold a three-day mourning for the death of Younes, Jalil said in the reble's stronghold Benghazi.

The Libyan government in Tripoli has not commented on the statement of the NTC.

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