Dutch wait and see on Libya evacuations, frigate off coast

The government has not yet taken a decision whether to send a third flight to Libya to bring back Dutch nationals and others who want to leave because of the crackdown on anti-regime protests.

A Hercules c-130 brought out nine Dutch and 33 people with other nationalities on Thursday and is now waiting for further instructions in Sicily.
Some 60 Dutch nationals are still in Libya, of whom 35 have said they want to leave. But most are living a long way from Tripoli, making it hard to get them to the airport.
Long distances
‘Some people are 1,000 km from the capital and it is difficult to decide what the safest way of getting them out of the country is,’ a ministry spokesman told the Telegraaf.
The frigate HMS Tromp is also anchored off Libya to help with the evacuation.

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