Reports: Rebels, Gaddafi forces clash near Tunisia

August 14, 2011 02:25

TUNIS - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi were clashing with rebels a few kilometers from the main border crossing into neighboring Tunisia, Tunisians close to the border told Reuters on Saturday.

A businessman called Ali, who trades with Libya, said there were clashes at Abu Kammash, an industrial town on the Mediterranean coast about 10 km from the Ras Jdir border crossing. A second businessman, who did not want to be identified, also said there was fighting in the area.

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