More than 30,000 Egyptians and Tunisians have fled Libya
More than 30,000 Egyptian and Tunisian nationals have fled Libya since Monday, DPA reported according to the broadcaster Al Arabiya on Thursday.
Most crossed the Libyan border by land into Egypt, while others left by airplanes and boats. The Egyptian military sent reinforcements to the border earlier this week.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry estimates that between 1 million and 1.5 million Egyptians live in Libya, while official Tunisian estimates say that some 50,000 of their citizens are in the country.
Libya has been gripped by violence since protesters took to the streets a week ago calling for leader Moamer Gaddafi's ouster.