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Philippines says 7 of its nationals to be flown out of Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Philippines’ Embassy in Libya is set to repatriate today the first seven of 20 Filipinos who sought repatriation as armed conflict in Tripoli worsened.

“We will repatriate first seven Filipinos in a few hours,” Chargés d’Affairs and head of mission Elmer Cato told The Manila Times.

Cato also reported that one Filipino was slightly wounded in a rocket attack in Tripoli on Tuesday night.

At least 19 Filipinos out of the 1,000 Filipinos in Tripoli have availed of the voluntary repatriation offer of their country’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Cato said the unidentified Filipino was wounded when he was “just about to take a nap.” He added, “One of the rockets blew off the windows of his quarters and he was slightly wounded in the forehead by glass shard, if I was not mistaken.”

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