Captured Gaddafi Soldiers Tell of Low Morale in Libyan Army

(Washington Post) Ernesto Londono - Beleaguered by NATO's bombing campaign, low morale and desertions, the Libyan army is relying heavily on fighters from sub-Saharan Africa as Moammar Gaddafi's government struggles to beat back rebels forces east and west of the capital, captured fighters said in interviews. The detainees said that as many as half the forces deployed by the Gaddafi regime to the front lines come from countries such as Niger and Mali.

2011-07-08 00:00:00

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