Reports: Syrian Prime Minister Defects

By: Monday August 6, 2012 9:35 am

As fighting continues in Aleppo, with 20,000 Syrian regime troops preparing a final assault, a confusing set of reports indicates that the Prime Minister has defected to Jordan. A statement read on the al-Jazeera Arabic news channel that was attributed to Prime Minister Riyad al-Hijab said he had resigned to protest his government’s harsh tactics [...]

Libyan Interior Minister Shows Up in Cairo on “Holiday”

By: Monday August 15, 2011 11:35 am

Libyan rebels over the weekend entered the key western town of Zawiya, just 30 miles from Tripoli. The rebels have held Zawiya before, and then lost it. They believe this to be a key hold, because of the supply chain consequences. The supply route to Tunisia would be cut off if the rebels hold Zawiya, [...]

Two Libyan Colonels Defect After Refusing to Bomb Protesters

By: Monday February 21, 2011 10:15 am

An incredible story from Libya: two senior military colonels were given the order while in their jets above Benghazi, the country’s second-largest city, to fire on protesters. There have been reports of fighter jets attacking protesters in Tripoli today. These two colonels not only refused the order to attack, they bugged out and flew to [...]

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