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Questions continue as murdered Libyan rebel chief is buried

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Huge crowds turned out for the funeral of Libyan rebel military chief, Abdel Fattah Younes.

But it is still unclear just who gunned him down yesterday morning.

The rebels say the killers were from an allied militia. If so, this would appear to confirm deep rifts among opposition forces.

But Muammar Gaddafi, whose interior minister Younes was until he defected, claims al-Qaeda is behind the shooting.

One rebel fighter saed he did not believe a revolutionary would have killed Younes. “It’s certainly brigades of the tyrant and his followers,” he said, refering to Gaddafi.

But in fact General Younes had enemies on both sides. For many in Tripoli he was a traitor, while some rebels suspected him of still having ties with Gaddafi’s regime.

He was on his way from the front line to Benghazi to answer those allegations when he was assassinated.