Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Libyan Infantry Commander Joins People

The commander of the Libyan army's infantry forces has joined the revolution against Muammar Gaddafi's regime, and the international community is stepping up pressure on the North African country to stop the violence.

Al Jazeera Arabic reported the commander's defection late on Tuesday.

This development comes as more government and military officials are defecting from the Gaddafi camp because of the government's harsh crackdown on protesters.

Earlier, one of the Libyan ruler's sons, Seif al-Arab Gaddafi, joined forces with protesters in the eastern city of Benghazi. He was sent there by his father to crack down on protesters in the city.'


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