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Royal Navy assists British departure

3 Aug, 2014

HMS Enterprise sails into Tripoli and her survey boat, Spitfire, collects people from the Port of Tripoli. Armed personnel provide protection to the ship in the event of any attack. Britain is one of the last countries to wind down its diplomatic mission in Libya following a severe deterioration in the security situation as rebel groups continue fighting each other. Ministry of Defence:

As the Foreign Office has made clear, the UK Government will provide assisted departure for a number of UK nationals before suspending consular operations on Monday.