By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 30 October 2014:
Libya may have armed clashes occurring on at least three different fronts – Benghazi, west . . .[restrict]of Tripoli and Obari – but it has not stopped Egyptians laborers from trying to re-enter the country in search of work.
Over 40,000 Egyptians were repatriated this summer as fighting spread in Tripoli and Benghazi. Many of those who returned to Egypt have found it difficult to find employment in Egypt.
Yesterday hundreds gathered in front of downtown Cairo’s Libyan Airlines office, clamoring for the paperwork needed to return to Libya, where salaries are often higher than anything they could ever expect in Egypt.
Meanwhile, Egyptian Security Forces near Salloum and Mersa Matrouh on Egypt’s western border this week apprehended 74 Egyptians who were trying to cross illegally into Libya. It is reported that they were trying to travel by sea from the Egyptian coast to Libya.
It is not known if those seized were also trying to get to Libya for work, or if they were jihadists trying to join the fighting in Libya. [/restrict]