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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Suad Ganur
Libya ordered the closure of its borders with four of its neighbors Sunday as it declared martial law in its vast desert south in the face of mounting unrest, state media reported.
Assembly member Suad Ganur, who represents the southern city of Sebha, said the border closure was a "temporary measure" that would last only "until security has been restored."
She said there had been an "increase in the flow of illegal immigrants in the expectation of eventual international military action in Mali" against al Qaeda-linked rebels, who have seized much of the north of the country.