Libyan side of Egypt border in anti-govt hands

Reuters, Tuesday 22 Feb 2011

People's committees in control of Libya's side of the Egypt border are reportedly in opposition of Gaddafi

The Libyan side of Egypt's border was controlled on Tuesday by men armed with clubs and Kalashnikov assault rifles opposed to leader Muammar Gaddafi, a Reuters correspondent reported.

One held up a picture of Gaddafi, upside down, and defaced with the words "the butcher tyrant, murderer of Libyans", the correspondent said from the town of Musaid on the Libyan side of the border.

Egypt's armed forces said on Monday night that Libyan border guards had withdrawn and the Libyan side of the border was in control of "people's committees", without giving details about their allegiances

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