Is the Libyan Civil War Spreading?

Pro-Qaddafi forces have crossed the border with Tunisia in hot pursuit of rebels and have shelled a town just inside the border:

(Reuters) – Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi crossed into neighboring Tunisia and fought a gun battle with Tunisian troops in a frontier town on Friday as Libya’s conflict spilled beyond its borders.

Pro-Gaddafi forces fired shells into the town of Dehiba, damaging buildings and injuring at least one resident, and a group of them drove into the town in a truck in pursuit of anti-Gaddafi rebels.

The Libyan government troops were chasing rebels from the restive Western Mountains region of Libya who fled into Tunisia in the past few days after Gaddafi forces overran the border post the rebels had earlier seized.

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Comments

  1. michael reynolds says:

    I doubt Gaddafi’s mercenaries want to tangle with an actual army. I think they’re more the shelling-civilians type.




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