Libyan Air Force colonel shot dead
on 24/10/2013 13:12:40
It was the latest in a spate of assassinations in Benghazi recently. The killings are blamed on militiamen who fought against Muammar Gaddafi's forces but now operate outside state control.
The officials say Col Adel Khalil al-Tawahi from Benghazi's Beninah air base died instantly when gunmen shot him in the chest and head on Thursday.
Air force personnel from that base joined rebel ranks during the early days of the 2011 uprising that toppled Gaddafi.