URGENT  Neighbouring Tunisia recognises Libyan rebels

DVBP020 3 W 0087 TUN /AFP-VF60 Tunisia-Libya-conflict-rebels URGENT  Neighbouring Tunisia recognises Libyan rebels TUNIS, Aug 21, 2011 (AFP) - Tunisia on Sunday decided to recognise the rebel National Transitional Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people, the news agency TAP reported. "The political decision has been taken," a government source told AFP, as the rebels in Libya pushed their advance and were said to be only 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the capital Tripoli. cf/ss/gk AFP 211032 GMT AUG 11