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More than 100 Britons arrive in Malta after Libya evacuation

More than 100 Britons have arrived in Malta after being evacuated from Libya, where fighting between rival armed factions has spread in the capital.

The British survey ship HMS Enterprise evacuated 110 Britons. The British ambassador to Libya, Michael Aron, said the group included 30 children, 12 infants, four pregnant women and one elderly and sick person.

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Report: Royal Navy to 'help evacuate Britons from Libya'

The Royal Navy is reported to be preparing to evacuate Britons from Libya amid escalating violence in the north African state.

The Royal Navy is reported to be preparing to evacuate Britons from Libya. Credit: Dave Husbands/MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Sky News reported that the survey ship HMS Enterprise is heading for the port of Tripoli and is expected to moor offshore on Sunday.

The Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the reports. An MoD spokesman said: "As the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) has made clear, the UK Government will provide assisted departure for a number of UK nationals before suspending consular operations on Monday."

"For operational reasons we will not discuss further details including whether, and in what ways, the MoD could support these efforts."

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