Commander of Gaddafi Personal Guard Defects to Rebels 21/08/2011 23:00:00
A report from Tripoli says that General Barrani Ishkal, Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi’s cousin, has defected to the rebels.
Meanwhile, Libyan rebels fighting to oust Al Qathafi from power after 41 years at the helm, have already entered the Green Square in the centre of Tripoli indicating that the end of the regime is svery close
Ishkal is the commander of Imhemed Maghrief brigade that is responsible for the protection of Muammar Al Qathafi.
The news led to rumours that AL Qathafi himself might have been arrested.
UK to Assist Rebels by Unfreezing Libyan's Funds While urging long-time Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi to step down, world leaders have further boosted the rebels' moral by even promising material support, with British prime minister David Cameron among the first to say that Libyan assets frozen during Al Qathafi's reign would soon be released to aid the rebels establish order in the country.