Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gaddafi Taunts UK Over Rebel Leader Death - 30th July 2011

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime has taunted Britain over the death of rebel commander General Abdel Fattah Younes.

Tripoli said the killing showed that Britian was wrong to declare the National Transitional Council as the "sole authority" in Libya.

Mystery still surrounds the death of General Younes, a former government minister who defected to the rebels, who was shot earlier this week.

Rebels claim the commander and two aides were killed by gunmen after being recalled from the front.

However, the Gaddafi regime said al Qaeda - a group it claims is the strongest force within the rebel movement - was responsible.

Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters: "It is a nice slap to the face of the British that the council that they recognised could not protect its own commander of the army.

"By this act, al Qaeda wanted to mark out its presence and its influence in this region.

"The other members of the National Transitional Council knew about it but could not react because they are terrified of al Qaeda." Read More