By Maha Ellawati.
Benghazi, 6 May 2013:
Another military officer has been killed in Benghazi. Lieutenant Fadil Al-Kikli, who joined the navy after . . .[restrict]the revolution, was killed yesterday evening outside his home near the Jumhuriya Hospital in city’s Sabri district. Married with children, he was shot by unknown assailants while in his car.
This is the latest in an ever lengthening list of military officials officials killed by unknown assailants. A fortnight ago, an airforce warrant officer, Ashraf Obeidi, was shot dead in his vehicle outside his house in the Benghazi’s Fuwaihat district.
It had been suggested last year that the victims were being targeted by a shadowy outfit with a death list, intent on revenge for crimes committed by military figures before the revolution. However, increasingly those being killed had little, if any, involvement with the Qaddafi regime. Kikli is said to have fought with the revolutionaries from the beginning of the uprising in February 2011.
The similarity of his death with that of Obeidi and others in the city suggests a contract killing. Once again, the motive for the slaying is unknown. [/restrict]