Monday, May 2, 2011

Gaddafi's forces intensified their offensive in the border with Tunisia

Algiers .- The border town of Dehiba (Tunisia) has been hit by artillery fire from the forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who are fighting against rebels in the border between both countries, while another contingent gadafista forward positions in the city insurgent Zinta, southwest of the capital.

Most of the shells fired by artillery hit Qaddafi on the outskirts of the city of Dahiba, in an area that is empty of residents, except a few houses. There is no record of casualties. In Zinta, the Libyan army has intensified its progress in the last hours with the launch of a new barrage of rockets indiscriminately forced the rebels to retract positions.

"The army tries to advance from the east. They randomly bombarding the city from early in the morning with Grad rockets and mortar fire," a rebel spokesman identified as Abdulrahman. London UK expels Libyan Ambassador The British government announced the expulsion of Libya's ambassador in London, Omar JELBAN, who declared "persona non grata", after the attack he suffered in the last hours the British Embassy in Tripoli .

Foreign Affairs Minister, William Hague, said that the removal is made under Article 9 of the Geneva Convention on diplomatic relations between countries and stated that JELBAN has 24 hours to leave the country. United Nations ordered the withdrawal of its staff in Tripoli The United Nations International device deployed in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, leave the city after the vandalism perpetrated last night against their installations by supporters of Gaddafi, said sources with the organization the BBC, reports Europa Press.

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