Friday, April 01, 2011

Libya - Defection of Gadafi's Staff

Libyan foreign minister Mousa Kousa
defected to Britain the day before:

انشقاق مزيد من الشخصيات الرفيعة القريبة من العقيد القذافي بمن فيهم عبد السلام التريكي
Discord rising between high-ranking persons near to Colonel Gadafi including Abd al-Salam al-Tiriki (*).

* = Ali Abdul Salaam Al-Tiriki, Col. Gadaffi’s personal envoy whose brief in his office is the African Union. [Name written as it is spoken and text cited from an African source]

شخصيات ليبية من بينها شكري غانم و عبد العاطي العبيد تغادر ليبيا لتونس
Several persons from Libya, including Shakri Ranam and Abd al-Hadi al-Abid, defected from Libya to Tunisia.

For more information onشكري غانم و عبد العاطي العبيد refer to another website in Arabic related to "Kol Israel", the national broadcasting service of Israel. [April 1, 2011]

عبد الرحمن شلقم
مندوب المجلس الوطني الانتقالي الليبي لدى الأمم المتحدة
Abd al-Rahman Shaliqam, delegate of the national
council of transition in Libya at the United Nations:

Mr. Shaliqam is the envoy of the provisional administration of transition in Benghazi. From New York he participated in a late-night TV broadcast by Al-Jazeera on Gadafi's personal staff.

The following link in Arabic is leading to a website of Al-Arabiya TV that present their video on defection of high-ranking personnel of the Gadafi staff. [March 31, 2011]

وزير الخارجية الليبيا موسى كوسا
Libyan foreign minister Mousa Kousa:

An earlier news report on the defection of the Libyan interior minister, dating back to February 22,2011, has been added below:

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