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Mideast Unrest

Libya's Interior Minister Resigns

Muammar Gaddafi’s circle of friends keeps getting smaller. Abdul Fatah Younis, an army general who served as interior minister, has resigned and spoken out against the embattled Libyan leader. Younis says the army should join with protesters to achieve their “legitimate demands.” Younis was apparently very close to Gaddafi, according to another minister who recently resigned, making it a serious blow to his crumbling regime. Younis told Al Jazeera that Gaddafi sent thugs to shoot him, but that they missed.

February 22, 2011 10:49 AM