Tripoli, 21 May:
The Libya Shield battalion based in Kufra deported 150 Chadians across the southern border on Saturday. It is the fourth group of . . .[restrict]Chadians to be deported in recent weeks.
Two weeks ago, more than 140 Chadians said to be residing illegally in Kufra were deported.
It was also announced yesterday that another group of Chadians had been arrested in the town with forged Libyan family registration books.
Many of those expelled are Tebu. In their case, is difficult at times to distinguish exactly who is Chadian and who is Libyan. In 2007, Qaddafi stripped large numbers of Tebu of Libyan citizenship. Many were forced to flee to Chad. Those who remained in Libya still regard themselves as Libyan. Many Libyans, however, regards them as Chadian. [/restrict]