Over 100 Libyan army members defect from Gaddafi

Group of military officials flee to Italy: "No rational person with a minimum of dignity can do what he asked us to do."

Gaddafi on state TV 311 (photo credit: REUTERS/Libyan TV)
Gaddafi on state TV 311
(photo credit: REUTERS/Libyan TV)
ROME - Eight high-ranking Libyan army officers appeared in Rome on Monday saying they were part of a group of as many as 120 military officials and soldiers who had defected from Muammar Gaddafi's side in recent days.
The eight officers -- five generals, two colonels and a major -- spoke at a hastily-called news conference organized by the Italian government, which is one of a handful of countries that has recognized the Libyan rebel movement fighting Gaddafi as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
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