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The UN mission on support in Libya temporarily cuts its personnel due to worse security situation in the country, he said, noting that this was a temporary step and it would be revised as long as the security situation improved.
The spokesperson did not specify how many employees of the mission that numbered 205 were evacuated. However, according to well-informed sources, 60% of personnel were evacuated. Available reports said that they were transferred to Italy.
Incidents with foreigners occur regularly in Libya. For instance, three engineers from Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia were abducted in the western Libyan city of Zuwara in the previous week. Later first above-mentioned two engineers were released.