South of what?

November 14, 2011

14 dead as Niger clashes with convoy from Libya

NIAMEY (Reuters) – Niger’s army has clashed with a heavily armed convoy of vehicles that entered its territory from Libya, killing 13 in the convoy and suffering one casualty on its side, military sources in the West African country said on Wednesday.

The sources said Nigerien authorities took a further 13 prisoners after the incident, which took place on Sunday around the remote northern Nigerien mining town of Arlit just south of the border with Libya.

I think you mean just south of the border with ALGERIA. The Libyan border is 800 km to the northeast.

Chris S

Yes, we corrected: GBU Editor

Passengers stand outside their taxi during a sandstorm raised by the annual dry “Harmattan wind”, along the road that links the historic center of Agadez with Arlit, in the Agadez region, December 19, 2006. REUTERS/Florin Iorganda

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