Over 1000 Egyptians Left Libya

KABUL: (Middle East Press) Over 1,000 Egyptians have been displaced from Libya, where the ISIL militants were recently shown beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.

The Egyptians, who had fled to Tunisia, have been airlifted home, said a spokeswoman for the Tunisian Transport Ministry, whose name was not mentioned in the report.

The Tunisian official also said that 250 more Egyptians were expected to leave from the southeastern Djerba-Zarzis airport by 1600 GMT.

The Takfiri group released a video on February 15 that appeared to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach near the Libyan capital city of Tripoli.

The victims had reportedly been abducted in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte in two incidents in December and January.

Cairo has urged hundreds of thousands of Egyptians, who work in Libya, to leave and chartered planes to ferry them home from Tunisia.

Reports also said on February 19 that a group of 192 Egyptians had left Libya for Tunisia.


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