By Ahmed Elumami.
Benghazi, 19 July 2013:
A second Air Force Search and Rescue head has been assassinated in the east of the . . .[restrict]country, following his kidnap late last night.
The body of Colonel Aqila Al-Dukali Ubaidi, the Commander of the Search and Rescue division of Benghazi’s Air Force, was found this morning in Benghazi’s Quarsha district. He had been shot five times.
The killing comes just days after the Derna Air Force Search and Rescue head, Colonel Fathi El-Emami, was assassinated while opening his jewellery shop for evening trade.
Ubaidi had been giving condolences to El-Emami’s family before he was abducted, spokesman for the Benghazi Joint Security Room (BJSR), Mohamed Hejazi, told the Libya Herald. “He was kidnapped by four people in two cars without number plates, who were wearing military uniforms and black face coverings,” Hejazi said.
The Special Forces of BJSR started searching for Ubaidi as soon as they received reports of his abduction, but his body was found this morning.
Ubaidi spoke fluent English and French. At the beginning of the revolution, he worked as a translator for former Chief of Staff, Major General Abdel-Fattah Younis, himself murdered in July 2011. [/restrict]