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Libyan military intelligence chief assassinated

A recently appointed Libyan military intelligence chief was assassinated on Friday by unidentified assailants in the latest attack against Libyan military officers.
Posted By JC Finley   |   Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:12 PM   |   Comments

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Colonel Fathallah al-Gzairi, the chief of military intelligence for Benghazi, Libya, was assassinated on Friday by unidentified assailants.

Al-Gzairi had been appointed to the position a few days ago. A relative told the state-run Libyan News Agency that al-Gzairi was shot in his hometown of Derna, where he was visiting relatives.

Libyan military officers have recently been the target of attacks. On Sunday, a Libyan Army colonel was shot five times in the head outside of a school in Benghazi. His unidentified assailant escaped. On December 11, an Air Force officer was abducted in Benghazi while driving to work around 8 a.m. His abductors blocked the streets surrounding his car, which was left abandoned.

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