FACTBOX-Reaction to Gaddafi's speech

Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:05pm GMT
 

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared on state television on Tuesday to denounce a popular uprising against his 41-year rule.

Following are edited highlights of reaction to his comments.

* denotes new or updated item.

* GENERAL SOLIMAN MAHMOUD AL-OBEID, INTERVIEWED IN TOBRUK

Soliman said he no longer stood with Gaddafi after hearing of orders to kill civilians in Benghazi, where he estimated 300 people had died.

"With respect to Gaddafi's speech, all of it was untrue. Gaddafi has not been trustworthy ... He bombs with airplanes and uses excessive force against unarmed people."

"I am sure he will fall in the coming few days."   Continued...

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