Lithuania evacuates citizen from Libya with Spain’s assistance

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“The Lithuanian citizen who was in Libya has arrived in Madrid from Tripoli on a military airplane, which Spanish institutions provided for staff members of their country’s embassy, their family members and citizens of other countries of the European Union,” the ministry said in a press release.

According to the statement, the Lithuanian Embassy to Spain coordinated the Lithuanian citizen’s travel on the airplane.

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Clashes in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the bloodies since the 2011 ousting of dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, started on 13 July after a coalition of armed groups, mainly Islamic, attacked the country’s main airport.

The violence has reportedly claimed at least 100 lives, with another 400 people injured.

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