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Egypt suspends travel to unstable Libya

Travel to and from Libya via Salloum has been suspended; flights to Benghazi have also been halted

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 May 2014
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Egyptians cross from Libya to Egypt through the Saloum land port gate on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (Photo: AP)
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Egypt has suspended travel to and from Libya due to ongoing unrest in the country.

Travel via the Salloum crossing, with the exception of trucks, was halted on Monday, Police General Anani Hammouda, the head of Marsa Matrouh security directorate, told Al-Ahram Arabic news website. 

EgyptAir has also suspended flights between Cairo and Benghazi until 25 May because the Benina International Airport in Benghazi is closed.

There will be two flights daily to Tripoli. 

Foreign ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel-Aty said the situation of Egyptians living in Libya was being closely monitored.

The ministry has established an emergency hotline for Egyptian expats in Libya, he added. 

Egypt evacuated staff from its embassy and both consulates in Tripoli and Benghazi after the kidnapping of Egyptian diplomats in Benghazi last January.

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Nikos Retsos
21-05-2014 07:52pm
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Egypt suspends travel to unstable Libya
Khalifa Hifter, who spent his 30 years is the U.S. living next to the CIA has been the U.S.'s choice to overthrow the Islamists Libyans and install a pro-U.S. regime in Libya. In short, Khalifa Hifter's military coup is a carbon operation to Iranian General Faziollah Zahedi who under the CIA plan TPAJAX Project, and a con-join British plan "Operation Boot" overthrew the Iranian Prime Minster Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953. Reports in press today reveal the U.S. forces have started arriving in Libya to train the Libyan Army, but I have no doubt the U.S. forces rush in to help Hifter solidify the takeover of the Libyan government. Hiftar told reporters "If the people want me for president I will run for," and that sounded like what Egyptian dictator General Sissi said when he overthrew Mohammed Morsi. In my blog at the Telegraph I describe Hifter as "The CIA's Aspiring Dictator for Libya. And that is what he is! Nikos Retsos, retired professor, USA
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