New Libyan border guards take over key crossing
AP | Dec 23,2011 | 23:05
TRIPOLI — A new force of border guards in Libya has been deployed to the key crossing with Tunisia. It is the first time an interior ministry force from the transitional government has taken responsibility for a key border point since the ouster of Muammar Qadhafi.
Ras Ajdir is the primary crossing between Tunisia and Libya and is on a major trade route to the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Former rebels had been in control of the Libyan side of the crossing.
Tunisian authorities closed the crossing for two weeks earlier this month because of repeated confrontations with the former rebels and the infiltration of armed men into Tunisia.
The Libyan side kept it closed until Thursday when it was reopened with some restrictions on who could cross.
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