Libyans Flee Across Border To Egypt
ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:
NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is close to the Egypt-Libya border, and she filed this report.
LOURDES GARCIA: According to Egyptian officials, the border is no longer manned by Libyan troops. The Egyptian army is regulating the flow between the two countries. Several aid convoys carrying medical supplies are traveling to the border to help Libyans in the east. Coming out of Libya are activists like Suleiman al-Zugeilil. He left Libya today and spoke to NPR in the Egyptian coastal city of Marsa Matrouh.
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GARCIA: A few of those loyalists are now surrounded at an airport about 12 miles outside of al-Baida, but the anti-regime protesters basically have their own armed militia. The weapons, he says, have either been looted from police stations or given to the protesters by security forces that switched sides during the fighting.
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GARCIA: Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR News, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt.
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