As many as 268 Egyptians returned from Libya via Salloum crossing over the past 24 hours, said Marsa Matrouh Security Director General Hesham Lotfy. In statements on Thursday, he said 55 of the returnees had traveled illegally to Libya.
The security official ordered the arrival measures of the returnees to be swiftly finalized. Libya has been witnessing a rising insurgency by different rebel groups and militias and an increasing use of weapons since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.
The attacks included killing and injuries of Egyptians working there across different parts of the country.