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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tunisia Reacts Angrily As Libya Conflict Spills Across Border....

Tunisia government reacted angrily on Thursday after the ongoing conflict in Libya between government forces and rebels fighting the regime of Col. Qadhafi spilled across the border into its territory.
The Tunisian reaction came after pro-Qadhafi forces fighting the rebels for retaking control of a border post between Dahiba and Wazin entered the Tunisian territory briefly while chasing the rebels. Some Libyan troops also fired rockets into Tunisia's side of the border while attempting to recapture the border post which was seized by the rebels last week.
Although the Libyan government reportedly apologized for the brief incursion by its soldiers as well as the cross-border rocket-fire, the Tunisian government said the Libyan actions had violated its border and warned of a "dangerous military escalation" in the region.
"Shots fired at a populated area on Tunisian territory (are) a violation of Tunisia's territorial integrity and a violation of the security of the residents of this region", the Tunisian foreign ministry said in a statement.
"Given the gravity of what has happened ... the Tunisian authorities have informed the Libyans of their extreme indignation and demand measures to put an immediate stop to these violations." the statement added.

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