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TRYING TO FLEE LIBYA

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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:01 AM
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Hi. I just received an email from a teacher friend who has been working in Benghazi for almost a year. I hope he makes it out of Libya safely........


Finally got out of [the war zone that is now] Bengahzi today by the skin of my teeth - NO thanks to the BC / FCO.

news.google.co.uk...

In Tripoli, trying to organize a flight to the UK ASAP. Can't make a reservation on BA online.

Will try travel agent tomorrow. Not out of the woods yet by any means. Gunfire fairly close.

Several colleagues being bombed in Benghazi - can't get flights, overland very dangerous.




Terrible times. I hope he makes it.
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:17 AM
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IF your legit, U2U me.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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Hi there,

Same here stuck in Tripoli, U2U me, as our companies may be giving different information, we can pool any info here. my internet is intermittent at the moment, and slow when it does work.

Word is Tripoli is safe for now, but it seems that demonstrations are getting closer by the day.


Peace.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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I guess you and your friend are british, best to do could be go to your embassy right now.

ukinlibya.fco.gov.uk...

Libya, Tripoli, British Embassy

Ambassador: Mr Richard Northern MBE

Switchboard: Political: +218 21 340 3644/45 Consular/Management/Commercial: +218 21 335 1084/5/6/7 Visa Application Centre: +21 218 7152583 or +218 9 2860 1883

Phone:

Fax: Political Section +218 21 340 3648
Consular/Management Section +218 21 1425
Commercial Section +218 21 335 1082
Office hours: GMT:
Sun-Thurs: 0700-1400

Local Time:
Sun-Thurs: 0800-1500



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 06:07 AM
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Many thanks for this Trueman.

I hope that my friend has these details as I sent them to him early this morning but as the gunfire is getting closer, the best thing would be for all foreign workers to get to the airport asap.

Best wishes



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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No problem. I prayed for your friend and now just wait for your reply with the good news.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Will light joss sticks and say prayers that those who are there remain safe. Best would be for them to go to the embassies of their countries... beyond that - public forum and no comment as to secondary evac options. Hope that they make it home safely..



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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UPDATE

Just received a text to say he's landed in London.
Thanks for all the advice and prayers.
Let's hope the other ex-pats get out OK and that those who stay are safe.
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posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by jenny52
UPDATE

Just received a text to say he's landed in London.
Thanks for all the advice and prayers.
Let's hope the other ex-pats get out OK and that those who stay are safe.
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Amen.



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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Good to hear that your friend made it out safely.. Hope that the others do as well...



posted on Feb, 20 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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So wonderful to hear your friend got out. We should remember those who are still trapped in foreign lands that are suffering terrible conflict. Let us pray for them all, that they are safe and back at home with those they love soon.



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