July 24, 2011

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria denied charges that a Libyan ship offloaded weapons for Muammar Gaddafi’s troops at one of its ports.

“The foreign ministry denies categorically these allegations,” the official APS news agency quoted a spokesman for the foreign ministry as saying late on Saturday.

Libyan opposition sources said the ship, sailing under a Libyan flag, arrived on July 19 at the port of Djen Djen from where the cargo was being taken over the border into Libya.

The United States voiced concern and urged Algeria, if it was aware of the shipment, to stop it from reaching Gaddafi’s forces.

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