A Tunisian border policeman stands guard at the border crossing of Ras el-Jedir Ben Guerdane, southeast of Tunis August 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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Thousands of Egyptians who have been seeking to flee strife-torn Libya for days were being airlifted out Sunday after Tunisia's refusal to let them in sparked clashes at the border.Buses picked up dozens of them on Saturday afternoon at the Ras Jedir border crossing to take them to Libya's Jerba airport, 100 kilometres (60 miles) north, where flights were to evacuate them to Egypt, AFP journalists said.As of Saturday evening, about 6,000 people were awaiting evacuation and neither Libya, Egypt nor Tunisia could say Sunday how many were still awaiting transport.
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