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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi crushed a mutiny and arrested 43 officers who refused orders to prepare to invade Tunisia, the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram reported. The paper, which frequently publishes stories critical of Libya, said Col. Mohammed Barghash, commander of an air base near the Tunisian border, refused to order his pilots to carry out reconnaissance flights over Tunisia and instead tried to bomb Kadafi’s residence. Another colonel, Khalifa Khadr, commander of land forces that were to attack Tunisia, also refused to carry out orders and tried to march on Kadafi’s headquarters, Al Ahram said.


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