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LIBYA: Former interior minister says Kadafi regime to fall within days

March 7, 2011 |  3:51 am

Picture 8 Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi is running out of time, his former interior minister told the pan-Arab satellite channel Al Arabiya on Sunday night.

Abdul Fatah Younis estimated that anti-government forces controlled about 90% of Libyan territory, adding that he expects the regime to fall within days (Arabic link).

"The regime is spreading rumors, and this proves that it is on its last breath," he said in a phone interview. "News reports confirm that the situation will come to an end in three days at most, and we will witness the fall of the regime and its corrupt symbols which contributed to the killing of Libyan people in this brutal and contemptible manner."

The United Nations estimates that more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians, have died in three weeks of clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in Libya.

--Meris Lutz in Beirut


Screenshot: Abdul Fatah Younis,  former Libyan interior minister.