Sunday, April 3, 2011

'Security chief defects in Libya's Kufra'

Libyan revolutionaries, near Brega, Libya, Saturday, April 2, 2011

Source: Press TV

Saleh Muhammad al-Zaruq, head of security forces in the Libyan town of Kufra, has reportedly joined the Libyan revolutionaries.

Accompanied by forces under his command, the security chief announced his support for the Libyan revolutionary forces, breaking away from the regime of the embattled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Al Jazeera has reported.

This comes just days after Libya's Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa fled to Britain, announcing his resignation.

Former foreign minister, Ali Abdussalam Treki, who was due to be Libya's new UN ambassador has also defected.

About a dozen other senior officials have left Gaddafi's inner circle and are reportedly in Britain.

This is while the battle between Libyan revolutionaries and forces loyal to Gaddafi continues to rage in the North African country.

Revolutionary forces have reportedly repelled attempts by Gaddafi's troops to enter the Libyan town of Misratah from three fronts.

The revolutionaries say troops loyal to Gaddafi use Israeli-made weapons to target Misratah.

Meanwhile, opposition forces claim to have captured the strategic oil port town of Brega on Saturday.

Airstrikes by the US-led military coalition targeted points in and around Brega overnight.

The Libyan government says at least 114 people, including several civilians, have been killed and 445 others injured in US-led aerial attacks in the oil-rich country.

Libyan revolutionaries are fighting to unseat Gaddafi after suffering under his despotic rule for over 41 years.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting on this post. Please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter for a wider discussion.

Russia Today (Live)

World News 2017

South Front Military Review 2017

Syria - News 2017

Venezuela News and Opinion

Yemen News 2017

Palestine & Israeli Crime 2017

Iraq News 2017

US News 2017

Debate – Global Issues 2017

Current Affairs - Important Interviews – 2017

Important Information 2016 - 2017

The Russian Perspective

Turkey News 2017

Ukraine News 2016 - 2017

Iran News 2016 - 2017

Important Documentaries

Viewpoint, Discussion & Opinion - 2017

Global Economic News 2017

Egypt News 2016 - 2017

Libya News 2016 - 2017

Bahrain News 2016 - 2017

Abby Martin – Empire Files

George Galloway – Comment & Opinion

Sheik Imran Hosein - Islamic Eschatology

English FA Cup 2016 – 2017

New Age Weather

Space News

Music for the Revolutionary Mind

Global Revolution LIVE!

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at

Japan’s 3 Nuclear Meltdowns STILL ongoing (News Censored)