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Qatrun Tebu brigade clamps down on southern border smuggling

The Sukour Al-Sahra (“Desert Eagles”) Brigade captured a convoy of some 60 vehicles carrying Libyan goods along with their drivers, their Thuraya satellite phones and caches of arms this morning at the Kouri Bougoudi gold mine straddling the Libyan-Chadian border. Another 12 vehicles carrying Libyan-subsidized goods destined for Chad were stopped yesterday.

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Sudan closes its borders with Libya ‘to prevent arms trafficking’

Sudan today announced that it closed its land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent arms smuggling. Vice President Hassabu Mohamed Abdalrahman said: “We have closed our land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent smuggling arms and four-wheel drive vehicles.” He gave no further details …

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Bodies of 16 migrants found in Libya’s desert near Egyptian border

Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt. The bodies were found about 310km southwest of the coastal city of Tobruk, said Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesman for the eastern-based Libyan National Army.

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Libyan PM visits Khartoum to agree strategy amid border tensions

Libya’s Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sarraj visits Khartoum today for talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Omar Al-Bashir aimed at reducing the presence of armed rebels groups on the joint border, the Sudan Media Centre (SMC) reported.

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Germany and Italy want to take control of Libya-Niger border to stem flow of migrants

The interior ministers of Germany and Italy have written to Brussels urging the creation of an “EU Mission” at the border between Libya and Niger “as soon as possible,” after over 40,000 people traveled through the North African country into Europe this year.

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Libyan authorities seize goods bound for smuggling to neighboring countries

The fuel and gas crisis committee has announced confiscating all of the vehicles that had been prepared to smuggle fuel and foods outside Libya via Ras Ajdair border with Tunisia. The committee said Tuesday that Ras Ajdair security personnel seized all of the vehicles and foods as well as other …

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