Libyan rebels destroy Sudanese mercenary vehicle

A Libyan rebel commander says his fighters have clashed with Sudanese mercenaries fighting for Moammar Gadhafi near the border with Sudan, destroying one of their weapons-laden vehicles.

Ahmed Zway says the rebels were trying to surround six other vehicles mounted with heavy weapons about 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of the southeast oasis of Kufra.

In previous clashes at the southern border, captured Sudanese rebels have said they belonged to the Darfur-based rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement.

It was not immediately known if the Sudanese rebels captured on Wednesday were members of JEM.

Gadhafi has long provided arms, training and vehicles to various rebel groups in Sudan.