More of Gaddafi's top officials defect
Friday, April 1, 2011
Al Jazeera reports that a group of top officials who "headed to Tunisia for talks have decided to stay there". Among the defectors reported are the head of Libya's Popular Commitee, Mohammad Abu Al Qassim Al Zawi, and , Libya's prime minister from 1990 to 1994. Gaddafi's Europe minister and head of intelligence have also defected according to reports. Security sources suggest that the total number of defectors could be up to a dozen.
Yesterday Ali al-Treiki, foreign minister of Gaddafi's cabinet, announced he had cut ties with the leader, while officials in London have been checking reports that the deputy head of Gaddafi's mission in London, Tarek Khalid Ibrahim, is planning on defection as well.
This latest breakthrough follows the defection of Libya's foreign minister, United Kingdom on Wednesday., who abandoned Gaddafi's regime and entered the
- "More 'defections from Gaddafi inner circle'" — , March 31, 2011
- Adell Al-Shalchi and Ryan Lucas (Associated Press). "Gadhafi: Leaders of airstrikes should go, not me" — , March 31, 2011
- Tim Shipman and David Williams. "Now 12 more of Gaddafi's tyrant men head to Britain: Regime faces collapse as 'dirty dozen' follow Musa Kusa" — , April 1,2011