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February 21, 2011 3:42 pm

Libyan Fighter Planes Defect to Malta

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LA Times – The pilots of two Libyan military jets that landed in Malta on Monday are “senior colonels” who were ordered to bomb protesters, Al Jazeera satellite network reports.

The colonels say they refused to bomb protesters demonstrating against Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and instead defected to Malta, according to Al Jazeera reporter Karl Stagno-Novarra in Malta.

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