1 August 2014

Tunisia: Activity of Ras Jedir Border Crossing Partially Suspended

Medenine — The activity of Ras Jedir border crossing, governorate of Medenine, was partially suspended as a precautionary measure.

The decision comes as a response to the reigning chaos as people fleeing violence in Libya are pouring in and seeking to force their entry into the Tunisian territory.

It also follows attempts by refugees from many nationalities, particularly Egyptians, to cross the border forcibly, a security source told TAP correspondent in Medenine.

This preventive measure "only concerns those coming from Libya; those leaving the Tunisian territory are allowed to cross," the source further indicated.


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