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2 Egyptians killed in Libya

Over 35,000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Libya since mid-February

Two Egyptians were killed in a district in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, after their houses were shelled, state-run news agency MENA reported.

Egypt has been evacuating Egyptians residing in Libya since the beheadings of 20 Coptic Egyptians in Sirte in February, which was claimed by “Islamic State” (IS) affiliates.  In response to the attack, Egypt coordinated with Libya’s internationally recognised interim government in Tobruk in attacks on the city of Derna, which is known to be an Islamist location.

So far, the number of Egyptians flowing from Libyan territories since mid-February has exceeded 35,000.

Families of 46 Egyptians missing in Libya since September 2014 have been in contact with Egypt’s Foreign Ministry for more information on their whereabouts.

Egypt has repeatedly issued travel warnings to its citizens in Libyan territories due to the ongoing violence Libya has been witnessing since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.

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