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Zuma in Libya as Nato eyes endgame amid defections

world Updated: May 31, 2011 00:11 IST

South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in Libya on Monday for talks on ending the conflict as Nato said Muammar Gaddafi's "reign of terror" was nearing its end and rebels reported military defections.

A rebel leader told AFP that eight senior officers of Gaddafi's military - including four generals - have defected and would address the media in Rome.

Zuma was earlier greeted at the airport by Gaddafi's Prime Minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, shortly after state media said Nato-led air strikes on the town of Zliten, west of the rebel-held city of Misrata, had killed 11 people.