August 22, 2011
Leaders of the Libyan Rebellion
Head of government
Has been abroad during most of the rebellion trying to persuade foreign leaders to recognize the rebel council. Was head of the National Economic Development Board under Qaddafi before defecting at the beginning of the rebellion.
Abdel Hafidh Ghoga
Vice Chairman of the National Transitional Council
A leader and spokesman for the rebel council since it was formed. Was a prominent Benghazi lawyer who was involved with representing families of prisoners killed at Tripoliís Abu Salim prison.
Senior commander of rebel troops
Was living in exile in the United States. Returned to Libya after the uprising started and began a public rivalry with General Younes by appointing himself field commander. Popular among rebel fighters as a hero of the Chad war.
Gen. Abdul Fattah Younes
Former military commander, killed July 28
The rebellionís top military commander through most of the uprising. Was killed under murky circumstances after being summoned to Benghazi by rebel leaders. Was interior minister and a friend of Colonel Qaddafi before defecting. His death revealed divisions within the rebel forces.
Executive branch deputy
Has assisted Mr. Jibril with foreign relations. Was an ambassador and a cabinet official under Colonel Qaddafi. He was among a group that summoned General Younes to Benghazi before he was killed. Some lawyers and judges have called for an investigation into his role in General Younesís arrest.