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Egyptian authorities today launched an airlift between Cairo and Tripoli to evacuate Egyptians in Libya as the Libyan regime continued its violent crackdown on Libyan protesters.
Egypt Air started on Tuesday operating an additional flight between Cairo and Tripoli, with plans to increase the number of flights on Wednesday to four as requested by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
Hussein Massoud, head of the Egypt Air Holding Company, said the first flight left at 8:30 AM and the next will depart at 5:30 PM.
Meanwhile, two military aircraft headed this morning to Tripoli to evacuate Egyptians, Egypt's Nile News reported.