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Libya - Aug 2, 2011 - 23:30

Last modified: 2 Aug 2011 20:30

The tribe of assassinated rebel commander Abdel-Fattah Younes has vowed to find justice for themselves if those responsible for his death are not quickly found.

"The way he was killed looks like a betrayal, so until now we are trying to calm and control the youth of the tribe, but we
don't know what could happen," one of Younes's sons told foreign reporters when asked if rifts within the rebel ranks  could turn violent. 

He was speaking after an emergency meeting of 90 leaders of the Ubaideyat tribe, one of the biggest in Libya.

"They [the tribal committee] will investigate who issued the arrest warrant and who sent whom to arrest him, how was he lost. They said he was dead but they couldn't find the body, so how did they know he was dead if there was no body?" the son said. 

"If the [NTC] doesn't bring us justice, and if the [international] judiciary don't bring us justice, then we will leave it to the tribe to bring us justice," he said.

Mohammed Hamed Younes, one of the general's nephews, opined that there was never any intention to question General Younes over his links to Gaddafi, as the rebel council says was the objective of an arrest warrant.

"If there was an intention to investigate him, they could have called him and he would have followed orders, but there was
no intention of that. From the start, there was an intention of betrayal and treason."