News

23 Egyptians Killed in Libya Rocket Attack

23 Egyptians Killed in Libya Rocket Attack

Twenty-three workers were killed in Tripoli on Saturday after a rocket hit the Libyan capital, where militia violence has escalated for two weeks.

Over the last two weeks, the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has seen the worst violence since the downfall of the autocratic ruler Moammar Gaddafi, which resulted from a militia attack on Tripoli airport.

Since then at least 50 have been killed in the capital as violence escalated with brigades of former rebel fighters firing rockets and artilleries.

The 23 Egyptians were killed after a Grad rocket was fired at a farm home where they were staying in the western Karimiya region of Tripoli, Alaa Hadoura, Head of the Egyptian community in Libya, told MENA.

Libya is a common destination for Egyptians seeking job opportunities abroad due to its open boarded policies and geographical proximity. Until 2006, Egyptians could migrate to Libya with only a valid identification card.

After last week’s attack, which left four Egyptians dead in the city of Benghazi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry warned against traveling to the country as militia violence continues to flare up.

The International Organization for Migration estimated that until the current unrest that began after a NATO supported uprising toppled Gaddafi in 2011, there were 330,000 to 1.5 million Egyptians working in Libya. However, those numbers have declined severely with the increase of violence.

 

Egypt's President Sisi calls for sending more aid to Gaza
Four children killed in rocket attack on a house in Egypt's Sinai

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

The Story of Amira, 15-Year-Old Girl Detained For Killing Her Rapist

Egyptian StreetsJuly 20, 2019

Algeria Crowned AFCON 2019 Champions After Beating Senegal 1-0

Egyptian StreetsJuly 19, 2019

Obligatory Anti-Divorce Courses to Begin in Egyptian Universities

Egyptian StreetsJuly 18, 2019

Plastic Bags to Be Banned in Egypt’s Marsa Alam

Egyptian StreetsJuly 16, 2019

Egyptian Authorities Free Trans Woman and LGBT+ Activist After 4 Months in Prison

Egyptian StreetsJuly 16, 2019

Egypt’s National Council for Women Visit Women’s Prisons to Ensure Quality of Care

Egyptian StreetsJuly 15, 2019

Cairo to Begin Planting Gardens on Rooftops

Egyptian StreetsJuly 15, 2019

Egypt Launched ‘Decent Life’ Initiative to Assist People Living in Underprivileged Villages

Egyptian StreetsJuly 14, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.