Saturday, August 13, 2011

Libya rebels dissolve cabinet after commander's death

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan rebels on Monday dissolved their executive committee, or cabinet, after procedural errors in the handling of the unexplained shooting dead 12 days ago of their military chief.
The 14-member executive committee, including officials responsible for defense and interior affairs, was sacked and a new one will be nominated by Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, National Transitional Council (NTC) media director Shamsiddin Abdulmolah said.
Rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younes was killed on July 28 after being taken into custody by his own side for questioning, throwing into question the unity of the NTC, just as it was winning broader international recognition.
Opposition leaders have linked his killing to elements loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
"They've all been dismissed," Abdulmolah told Reuters. "There were administrative errors that they were held responsible for."  Read More

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