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Lebanese in Libya Return to Lebanon through Istanbul, Alexandria, Latakia

The foreign ministry is monitoring the evacuation process of Lebanese from Libya, announcing that 21 citizens and five Palestinians have returned to Lebanon onboard a Middle East Airlines plane arriving from Istanbul, reported the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat Monday.

It said in a statement on Sunday that the Lebanese and other nationalities are being evacuated from Libya by ship and are being sent to ports in Turkey, Syria, and Egypt.

It added that the Lebanese consulate in Alexandria in Egypt is expecting the arrival of a ship on Monday with hundreds of nationalities onboard, including 19 Lebanese.

Another ship with some 25 Lebanese onboard is expected to dock at Syria’s Latakia port on Tuesday.

The statement said that efforts are underway with Ghassan Bakri, the owner of the ship Azzerra, who announced his readiness to transport Lebanese in Libya onboard his ship back to Lebanon.


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