Runways 'destroyed' at Libya’s Benina International Airport
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The runways at Benghazi, Libya have been destroyed according to an Egyptian government minister. Foreign Minister said that the runways had been destroyed during the violence that is currently taking place. Protests have spread to Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi has made no signs of stepping down from his 35-year rule as leader of Libya.in
Aboul Gheit told media at a news conference "Regarding east of Libya, the Benghazi airport runways have been destroyed. It is not possible for Egyptair flights or any other flights to land in that airport." He added "If Egyptians need to leave, and I always advise [them] to stay home, then they would have to travel to Egyptian borders by land some 500km in proximity to danger. Such trips must be in groups and in buses."
Egypt is currently awaiting permission to land at Iraq in 1991 during the outbreak of the Iraq war. Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands have all sent transport planes to bring their nationals back home.. Aboul Gheit compared the situation to the evacuation of Egyptian nationals from
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