Tunisia reinforcing border with Libya

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Posted: Jul 22, 2011 3:59 PM
Tunisia reinforcing border with Libya

Huge clouds of smoke from NATO-led raids over western Libya could be seen in neighboring Tunisia and the official TAP news agency says the Tunisian army is reinforcing the border area to ensure there is no spillover into its territory.

TAP quoted military sources Friday as saying that NATO raids over the Al-Assa zone, just a dozen kilometers (7 miles) from Tunisia, are dropping bombs on arms depots and military sites belonging to brigades of Moammar Gadhafi.

TAP quotes its sources, who aren't identified, as saying that reinforcements in the Libyan region of nearby Ghazaya could mean new attacks against the border post of Wazen-Dhehiba, which has been under rebel control since April 29.

Rebels use the post to get food supplies and medical help.