Tuesday, 28/1/2020 | 4:04 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

STRANDED EGYPTIANS IN LIBYA AIRLIFTED

TUNIS, Feb 21 — Egyptian airplanes, since Thursday midnight, have been evacuating the country’s nationals flying from Libya’s Djerba-Zarzis airport to Egyptian airports, announced the Ministry of Transport.

Communication officer at the Ministry Mohamed Ali Aboudi said the first flight was carrying over 100 people, pending the evacuation of the remaining Egyptians, whose number has not been determined yet.

This operation comes after 21 Egyptians were beheaded by IS’s militants in Libya and the air strikes conducted by Egypt on some targets in this country in response to these killings.

These events pushed thousands of Egyptians to leave Libya.

SOURCE: KUNA

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