Rebels clash with Gaddafi loyalists

Hundreds of Libyans march in tribute to slain general Abdel Fatah Yunis during a march on the last of three days of mourning for the latter's death in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Rebel forces fought gunmen loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in eastern Libya yesterday in the latest incident to undermine the insurgents’ grip in territory they hold.

The clashes renewed opposition fears that Gaddafi’s agents had infiltrated the area, days after the mysterious killing of the rebel military commander.

The assassination of Gen. Abdel Fattah Younes, apparently by gunmen on his own side, has hurt the opposition just as it was winning broader international recognition and making gains against Gaddafi’s forces in the western mountains and elsewhere. reuters



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