Algeria Re-opens Border with Libya

Algeria has reportedly re-opened its border with Libya.

The Ghadames-Debdeb and Ghat-Tin El Koum border crossings have been closed since May 2014, according to Libya HeraldAnadolu Agency says they have been closed since 2013.

The closure had not stopped illegal migrants entering Libya or terrorist movements in either direction.

Algeria decided to reopen the border in order to provide the southwestern town of Ghat with foodstuffs and other supplies,” Ahmed Mohamed Hema, a member of Ghat’s local council, told Anadolu Agency.

The Algerian army has recently acquired 1,680 vehicles for border control.

(Source: Libya Herald, Anadolu Agency)

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