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British navy evacuates nationals from Libya

Published on Aug 4, 2014 3:58 AM

LONDON (AFP) - A British navy ship evacuated British nationals from Libya on Sunday, the defence ministry said, as worsening security there is forcing thousands to flee.

The HMS Enterprise, which had been on a Mediterranean deployment, evacuated 110 people, mostly British, from the capital Tripoli, ambassador to Libya Michael Aron wrote on Twitter.

“A number of passengers were transferred to Enterprise by boat and given supplies for the journey,” the ministry said in a statement.

The 91m-long survey ship, also designed to support amphibious operations, is expected to arrive in nearby Malta on Monday.

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