Gadhafi troops defect near rebel-held west Libya town

13.03.2011                      07.Adar ll, 5771

Libyen:

Gadhafi troops defect near rebel-held west Libya town

Libyan brigade commanded by Gadhafi's son Kamis had tried but failed earlier in day to take Misrata, the last major rebel holdout in western Libya.

A crack Libyan brigade commanded by Muammar Gadhafi's son Khamis was slowed by a mutiny as it advanced on Misrata on Saturday, with 32 soldiers joining the rebels holding the city, a rebel there said.

One defector was a general, said the rebel named Mohammed. The feared 32nd Brigade tried but failed earlier in the day to take Misrata, the last major rebel holdout in western Libya….