209 Egyptians return from Libya
Egyptians returns from Libya - YOUM7

CAIRO: 209 Egyptians returned from Libya through the Sallum border crossing in the past 24 hours, Youm 7 reported Tuesday.

Among the returned laborers, 101 had entered Libya legally, while the others reportedly had emigrated illegally.

The count of Egyptians who have repatriated through the land crossing reached 40,045 Egyptians since February, following a mass murder of 20 Coptic Egyptians by the Islamic State group. Cairo responded to the killings by launching air strikes at reported IS bases in Eastern Libya.

Libya has been in turmoil since the uprising that overthrown its former President Muammar Gadhafi in 2011. Egypt currently recognizes the government based in Tobruk, located in eastern Libya, while opposing the so-called National Salvation Front based in Tripoli.

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