CAIRO: Howayda Ahmed Abdel Salam, an Egyptian woman residing in Libya, has been shot dead in clashes that took place around Al-Gala hospital in Tripoli, the state owned news agency reported Thursday.
Abdel Salam was shot while on her home’s balcony, and her remains were moved to Al-Gala Hospital according to Libyan Red Crescent head Qays Al-Fakhry in press statements Thursday.
Libya is experiencing fierce battles between rival militias, namely between troops affiliated with the government and insurgent militias describing themselves as revolutionaries.
Twenty-three Egyptian workers were killed last week after a grad rocket struck their house in Tripoli.
Al-Gala Hospital witnessed dawn clashes Wednesday between civilians demanding members of Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamist militia, leave the hospital.
Ansar al-Sharia returned to the hospital Thursday after being forced to leave Wednesday by demonstrators, MENA reported.
Meanwhile, 319 Egyptian workers arrived in Egypt from Tunisia Thursday after fleeing Libya.
Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal told Youm7 that the ministry is currently coordinating with the Foreign Ministry to organize a second flight from Tunisia to transport stranded Egyptians back to Egypt.