Pro-Gaddafi forces clash with rebels near Tunisian border: TAP

13:13, May 06, 2011      

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Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi clashed with rebels on Thursday morning near the town of Ghezaya, some 10 km from the Libyan border, the official press agency TAP reported on Thursday.

According to a representative of the rebels, violent fighting between both sides has caused the death of an undetermined number of people, TAP said.

Elements of the Tunisian army and the national guard are carrying out regular border patrols to protect the population from the consequences of the fighting on the Libyan side of the border.

As a consequence of the heavy fighting in Libya, hundreds of Libyan families crossed the border into the Tunisian border town of Dhiba on Thursday.

Source: Xinhua
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