Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Libya's 'spy chief', Mussa Kussa, defects to the UK

(Reuters) - "Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, one of Muammar Gaddafi's closest advisers and a former spy chief, flew to Britain on Wednesday and a close friend said he defected because of attacks by Gaddafi forces on civilians. "He travelled here under his own free will. He has told us he is resigning his post," a Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement. "We are discussing this with him and we will release further detail in due course." He was reported to be being debriefed by British intelligence and foreign ministry officials..."

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