April 21, 2011 / 8:36 AM / 9 years ago

Rebels control Libya-Tunisia border crossing-witnesses

TUNIS, April 21 (Reuters) - Rebels appeared to take control of the Libyan side of a border crossing with Tunisia, in a remote region where they have been fighting government forces, two witnesses on the Tunisian side said on Thursday.

They were speaking from the Tunisian border town of Dehiba, where thousands of refugees have arrived in recent days from a region of Libya known as the Western Mountains.

“We see rebels who control the border crossing,” one Tunisian witness, who gave his name as Ali, told Reuters by phone. He said there had been fierce clashes near the border since Tuesday evening.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Fredrik Dahl

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below