Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Libyan rebels reshuffle leadership - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Libyan rebels reshuffle leadership - Africa - Al Jazeera English
Libya's opposition National Transitional Council (NTC) has dissolved its executive board and asked Mahmoud Jibril, its chairman, to elect a new one. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley, reporting from the opposition stronghold city of Benghazi, said the news on Monday came unexpectedly.

"This came completely out of the blue. There's a lot of speculation now that there is some sort of inner fallout following the murder of Abdel Fattah Younes, the commander of the opposition forces, more than a week ago." Birtley said there had been complaints over the handling of Younes' death by the NTC and the disbanding of the executive board could be related.

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