Libyan rebels: Unit protecting Gadhafi surrenders


TRIPOLI, Libya — A senior rebel official says the military unit in charge of protecting Moammar Gadhafi and the capital Tripoli has surrendered

AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev

Volunteers carry a wounded rebel fighter in the Abu-Rafat hospital on the outskirts of Zawiya, Libya, Sunday.

Mahmoud Shammam, the rebel minister of information, told the Associated Press on Sunday that the unit commander "has joined the revolution and ordered his soldiers to drop their weapons."

When the unit dropped its arms, it essentially opened the way for the rebels to enter the city with little resistance.


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