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'Traitors' blamed for Younes death

The son of the Libyan rebel commander assassinated last week has blamed "traitors" in Libya's rebel-held east for his father's death.

Moatasim Abdul Fatah demanded an open investigation and speedy trials for the perpetrators of his killing.

The rebel leadership has insisted Abdel-Fattah Younes' killing was the work of Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

However, several witnesses say Younes - who was Gaddafi's interior minister before defecting to the opposition earlier this year - was killed by fellow rebels.

Moatasim Abdul Fatah said he believed "individuals among us" carried out the killing, "first to stop this revolution and secondly to incite violence in liberated cities".

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