By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli 10 December 2013:
The Ras Jedir crossing on the border with Tunisia was briefly closed yesterday evening.
Riyad Badrus-Dabab, an insurance employee . . .[restrict]working at Ras Jedir, told the Libya Herald that a fight between two Libyans – an intelligence officer and an immigration official – led to the closure of the crossing point for three hours.
The border crossing has been closed frequently on both the Libyan and Tunisian sides since the revolution. These closures are normally a result of smuggling, particularly of petrol. Tunisian authorities shut the border crossing for five days in late September as a result of security concerns.
Recent petrol shortages in the greater Tripoli area have not affected exports to Tunisia. Usual trade continues between Zuwara and the Tunisian border town of Ben Guerdane. [/restrict]