Al Jazeera: Nnumber of Gaddafi aides leave Libya

March 31, 2011 20:55

CAIRO - Al Jazeera television said on Thursday that "a number of figures" close to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi were leaving the country for neighboring Tunis.

Al Jazeera did not give further details nor any names.

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, one of Gaddafi's closest advisers and a former spy chief, defected and flew to Britain on Wednesday in protest at attacks by Gaddafi forces on civilians in what analysts said was a blow to Gaddafi.

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