Algeria denies support for Libya's Gaddafi

By REUTERS
March 3, 2011 22:57

ALGIERS- Algeria on Thursday denied allegations by Libyan rebels that it was involved in the Libyan unrest by supporting leader Muammar Gaddafi.

"I strongly deny this information. It is absolutely inconceivable," Halim Benatallah, a ministerial delegate in charge of Algerian expatriates, told Reuters.

"On the contrary, Algeria is playing its humanitarian role by trying to help as much as it can," he added.

Benatallah was speaking at Algiers port where an Algerian boat carrying 1,300 people -- including Algerian, American, Moroccan and Tunisian nationals -- fleeing Libya's violence arrived from Tripoli and Benghazi.


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