Foreigners fleeing the violence in Libya enter Tunisia through the southern border crossing at Ras Jedir. AFP PHOTO/ F NASRI
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The exodus of foreigners from Libya gathered pace Sunday as the government said at least 22 people were killed in clashes in Tripoli and warned of a "worsening humanitarian situation".And a British navy ship was evacuating Britons from Tripoli, the defense ministry in London said.As of Saturday evening, about 6,000 people were awaiting evacuation and neither Libya, Egypt nor Tunisia could say on Sunday how many were still awaiting transport.Since mid-July, Libya has seen deadly clashes between rival militias in both Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi.Britain's defense ministry, meanwhile, said HMS Enterprise, which had been on a Mediterranean deployment, had arrived off Tripoli Sunday.A Foreign Ministry spokesman said that most of those being evacuated from Tripoli, believed to number around 100, were British.
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