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Six more Filipinos evacuated from Libyan capital

/ 01:22 PM May 01, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Six more Filipinos in Libya have been evacuated from Tripoli and are now en route to Tunisia, Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato said.

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In a Twitter update on Wednesday, Cato said that the latest batch brings to 40 the total number of Filipinos evacuated from the strife-torn north African nation.

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The foreign service official said that the six Filipinos are now on their way to Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, where they will board their flight for Manila.

Since the fighting in Libya started on April 4, two Filipinos were reported wounded  following rocket attacks in Tripoli.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has elevated the Alert Level  in Tripoli and nearby areas “due to increased threats to the safety and security of the more than 1,000 Filipinos who are still there. /gsg

READ: DFA raises Alert Level 4 in Tripoli, nearby areas 

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