By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 23 February 2015:
Some 15,000 Egyptians have poured across the Egyptian-Libyan border over the past week, fleeing the threat . . .[restrict]of kidnapping and further violence after the murder of 21 Egyptians by the Islamic State.
Egyptian media reported that 14,806 Egyptians have crossed into Egypt at the Salloum border post since 16 February. On Sunday alone, over 3,000 returned to Egypt via Salloum.
Meanwhile, Egypt continued the coordinated evacuation of Egyptians from Tunisia after they crossed the Ras Jedir border from Libya into Tunisia. So far, since Friday, flights carrying 1,000 Egyptians have made the trip from Tunisia to Cairo.
There are still hundreds of Egyptians in Tunisia awaiting planes to Egypt. Tunisian media has reported that there are also several hundred Egyptians inside Libya at the Tunisian frontier, waiting to cross through Ras Jedir. [/restrict]