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ALGIERS - Algeria's Foreign Ministry denied on Saturday a report that a convoy of six Mercedes cars had crossed its border from Libya.
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Egypt's state MENA news agency had quoted a source from the rebel Military Council in the border city of Ghadames as saying the convoy of armoured cars crossed the frontier on Friday morning protected by the commander of a desert nomadic military unit that had operated under Muammar Gaddafi.
Suspected Gaddafi convoy crosses into Algeria
The agency quoted the source as saying that the convoy may have been
transporting senior Libyan officials or even Gaddafi himself.
information (about the convoy entering Algeria) has no basis and we
categorically deny it," Algeria's state APS news agency quoted a Foreign
Ministry spokesman as saying.
Algeria's Foreign Ministry denied
on Friday that it was linking its recognition of Libya's rebel National
Transitional Council (NTC) to a commitment from the council to crack
down on Islamist militants.
A government source in Algeria had
told Reuters on Thursday that it would not yet grant recognition to the
NTC, and that it wanted to be certain that Libya's rulers were engaged
in fighting al Qaida's north African wing.