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Algeria's steadfast support to the Gaddafi regime in its fight against the CNT rebels has come home to roost. The Libyan Rebels, now in control of Tripoli, have come for a visit. Rebel elements have stormed Algeria's embassy on the night of August 21 - 22, trashed it and carted away various items, including several vehicles.
Algeria's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman declared on Monday that its Embassy in Tripoli has been subjected to a "series of violations."
There is no indication on the fate of the embassy staff. But, according to reports in Algeria’s press, the staff fled towards the United Nations mission in Tripoli.
Mourad Medelci, Algeria's Foreign Minister Affairs, sent an urgent correspondence to the UN Secretary General to "draw attention to violations on the Algerian diplomatic compound and asked the UN to take the necessary measures in order to ensure the protection of diplomats and the mission premises and its property in accordance with international law, "
The Libya's CNT rebels have issued, in the past months, several reports that details Algeria's active support of Qaddafi's forces, including military air transport flights to Libyan Government held military bases, Algeria mercenaries captured in Ajdabia by Libyan rebels, reports for Algeria's facilitation of transport and transit of Western Sahara and Sub-Saharan mercenaries to Libya, the head of Algeria's governing party declaring in Tripoli that Algeria supports Gaddafi and opposes NATO intervention, the Libyan embassy in Tripoli arranging for purchase and export of over 500 truck to Libya, and the capture of Libyan government military trucks that were traced to Algeria's arsenal by The French Defense Ministry.