Another 19 Libyan army officers flee to Tunisia

08:54, June 17, 2011      

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Another 19 Libyan army officers entered Tunisia on Wednesday to flee the violence at home, the official TAP press agency reported Thursday.

The Libyan officers arrived on board a boat at El Ketef port, in the governorate of Ben Guerdane.

On Tuesday, a vessel with 41 Libyans including 14 army officers also docked at El Ketef port.

The desertions come as thousands of Libyan refugees are streaming into Tunisia through the Ras El Jedir border cross point. Many of the Libyan refugees have left the border area to head towards other Tunisian cities, TAP said.

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