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Five Libyan Generals, Two Colonels, One Major Defect to Rebels

Monday, 30 May 2011 11:25 AM

 

Five Libyan generals, two colonels, and one major have defected to rebel forces “in the last few days,” according to Libya’s former ambassador to the United nations, Abdel Rahman Shalgham.

“They are all outside Libya now,” he told reporters in Rome today, adding that a total of about 120 Libyan army officers have so far defected to the rebels.


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