Tripoli, 21 June:
Jumaa Obaidi Al-Jazawi, the former military prosecutor who ordered the arrest of assassinated former Chief of Staff, Major-General Abdel-Fattah . . .[restrict]Younis, was himself assassinated in Benghazi this evening. He was shot as he was leaving the Ahmed Sharif Mosque in the city’s Bu Hadaima district after Asr prayers. He was shot in the heart and died instantly.
Younis was assassinated with two of his colleagues on 28 July last year after being summoned by the NTC from Brega to Benghazi for questioning.
According to a statement by the Supreme Security Committee in Benghazi, Jazawi, who was the chief of Martyrs Association in Libya, was shot in his right side of chest. The bullet came out on the left.
There were at least two previous attempts to kill him. In January, a bomb was placed under his car. Early in March, he was shot in the arm by gunmen as he was leaving his home. At the time of the March attack, however, his oldest son, Ali, said Jazawi had survived two earlier assassination attempts.
Jazawi’s brother, Rajab, also reportedly survived an assassination attempt after his name was listed amongst suspects accused of killing Younis.
Jazawi worked under Ali Essawi, who served as interim deputy prime minister until he and a number of other ministers were sacked last August. Al-Jawzi was allegedly ordered by Essawi to arrest general Younis. Essawi denied any involvement.