Influx of Libyan refugees crosses Tunisian border

08:41, June 09, 2011      

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Some 6,000 Libyan refugees fleeing the violence in the country crossed the Tunisian border post of Ras El Jedir, the official press agency TAP reported on Wednesday.

Some 200 Libyan families also entered Tunisia using Saharan tracks, TAP said.

Moreover, a boat carrying 18 Libyan nationals, including high- ranking dissident Libyan army officers docked on Tuesday at a port near Ben Guerdane.

In a statement made on Wednesday, Tunisia's interim prime minister said that a total of 471,000 refugees fleeing the violence in war-torn Libya have crossed into Tunisia to date.

Source: Xinhua
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