BENGHAZI, Libya, July 28 Libyan rebel officials
have recalled Abdel Fattah Younes, who is leading the rebels'
military campaign against Muammar Gaddafi, from the front line,
rebel sources said on Thursday.
It was not immediately clear why Younes, Gaddafi's former
security minister who defected to the rebel side in February,
was being questioned. But rumours circulated that he was
suspected of having had secret talks with Gaddafi's government.
A rebel source said Younes was recalled from Brega early on
Thursday, but could not say why.
A senior member of the rebel National Transitional Council
confirmed Younes was in Benghazi but said he had returned from
the front line unhappy with the situation on the ground, and
officials were trying to persuade him to return.
Younes' home in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi was
strongly guarded by soldiers who had blocked the street and were
not letting anyone in, a Reuters witness said.
(Reporting by Rania El Gamal in Benghazi; editing by David