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176 Egyptians return back from Libya through Salloum crossing

Wednesday 12/June/2019 - 04:18 PM
Salloum crossing
Salloum crossing
Translated by: Ahmad El-Assasy
The head of Matrouh Security Directorate، Major General Hisham Nassr said that 176 Egyptians returned to Egypt from Libya through Salloum crossing، during the last 24 hours. 

Nassr pointed out that 150 of them have traveled legally and 26 traveled illegally.
In a statement today، Saturday، He added that travelling procedures of 936 people through Salloum crossing has been completed، 281 of them are Egyptians and 655 are Libyans.

For decades Libya has been a major destination for Egyptian migrant workers due to its once booming oil economy، geographical proximity and open borders.

Instability in Libya has prompted tens of thousands of Egyptian workers to return to Egypt، though many have remained.

Egypt renewed warnings to its citizens to avoid travelling to Libya in April. The country remains dangerous and Islamic State operatives beheaded 20 Coptic Egyptian migrant workers in February.

Libya is a hot spot for would-be migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean and enter Europe.

The International Organization for Migration estimates that between 330،000 and 1.5 million Egyptians we working in Libya before the NATO-backed war that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and the subsequent unrest.

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