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Egypt reissues security warning to nationals in Libya after 2 killed

Two Egyptians workers were killed during clashes in western Libya on Sunday

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Dec 2014
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The Egyptian foreign ministry has renewed its warning to nationals in Libya following the death of two Egyptians on Sunday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The ministry called upon Egyptians in Libya to be cautious and stay away from places where armed clashes take place.

Assistant to the Foreign Minister for Consular Matters and Egyptians Abroad. Ambassador Amr Moawad, renewed a warning for Egyptians against traveling to Libya.

He added that in urgent cases, Egyptians should get a visa from the Libyan embassy in Cairo, to avoid being deported from Libya.

Two Egyptian workers were killed and four injured on Sunday during clashes between the Libyan army and Fajr Libya forces on the Coastal Road of the Ras Ajdir crossing on the western border with Tunisia.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, between 330,000 and 1.5 million Egyptians worked in Libya until an uprising toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. It is unclear how many Egyptian workers remain in Libya at present.

The foreign ministry had renewed its calls for Egyptians to avoid travel to unsafe areas of Libya and for expatriates to keep away from clashes last August.

 

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