segunda-feira, 4 de agosto de 2014

Libya: foreign nationals leave the country before the ramshackle setting

In the vicinity of the airport of Tripoli was visible, this Saturday, a large cloud of smoke. A Dantesque scene resulting from a fire in gigantic fuel tanks, struck by missiles.

Fears of a resurgence of violence lead more and more people to leave the country.

A frigate sent by Greece arrived, however, to Athens, with Embassy staff and Maltese citizens, Cypriots, British and Chinese on board.

"Before we left the situation was dangerous. There were explosions. Even when we were boarding, heard gunshots and explosions. There has been an escalation of tension, so I don't know what would have happened if we hadn't gone, "explains Chen Zhong Hao, who left Libya on vessel sent by Greece.

The Libya has been the scene of clashes between rival militias since the civil war of 2011, which overthrew the dictator Muammar Qaddafi. The fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi have already made more than 200 dead.

The escalating violence has led many to seek shelter in neighboring countries. At the border post of Ras Jedir minefield, settled the chaos, when thousands of people were trying to enter Tunisia.

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