Libyan rebel government dissolves executive board

Libyan Transitional National Council Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil has dismissed the rebels’ 14-member executive board, a spokesman for the council said Tuesday.

The death of the rebel government’s military commander, Gen. Abdel Fattah Younis, on July 28 played a role in board members’ ouster Monday, said Shamsiddin Abdulmolah, the council’s media director.

“They were dismissed because of some are directly responsible for how Gen. Younis was arrested,” Abdulmolah said. “There were shortcomings and mishandling of the events that led to his assassination.”

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