The Libyan authorities evacuated in early Monday morning 105 Libyan nationals from Sudan as fierce fighting continues in the neighboring country.
In a statement, the Libyan Foreign Ministry said that the nationals were evacuated via sea to Saudi Arabia in coordination with the Saudi authorities.
The group included Libyan diplomatic staff and their families, Libyan students, and employees of Libyan institutions operating in Sudan, the ministry said.
The Libyan authorities will then commission a flight to bring the group home “in the near future”, according to the ministry’s statement.
Clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continue in the capital Khartoum and adjoining cities for the ninth day due to disagreement over the RSF’s integration into the army.
According to Sudan’s health ministry, the deadly clashes have left at least 420 people killed and more than 3,700 injured, as of 23 April.