Yousef Mangoush

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Yousef Mangoush
Born 1950 (age 63–64)
Benghazi, Cyrenaica, Libya
Allegiance  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
(until 1999)
 Libya (2011-)
Service/branch Libyan Ground Forces
Years of service ?-1999
2011-present
Rank Major General
Unit Artillery
Battles/wars

Chadian–Libyan conflict
Libyan Civil War

Yousef Mangoush, born in Benghazi, Cyrenaica, Libya, in 1950, is a Major General.[1] He was named as the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Ground Forces on 2 January 2012,[2] Mangoush served in the Libyan army under the Gaddafi government and retired in 1999 at the rank of Colonel. He had been a special forces commander in the Libyan Army prior to his retirement.[3]

Mangush was the deputy defense minister in the interim government of Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib.[4]

Mangoush joined the rebel forces in February 2011 during the Libyan conflict which toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Mangush was arrested in the oil town of Brega in April by Gaddafi's forces and freed in late August following the fall of Tripoli.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Libya picks armed forces chief". CNN. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Groups of ex-rebels reject new Libyan army chief". Google News. Agence France-Press. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Libya army chief of staff wants to disarm fighters". Zeenews. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Declaration of the new transitional government in Libya". FANA (in Arabic). 
  5. ^ "Libya picks new armed forces chief". CNN. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Former Gaddafi colonel becomes Libyan army's new chief of staff". The Daily Telegraph (London). 3 January 2012.