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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Assisted departure of Brits from Libya 'under way'

The Foreign Office has confirmed the assisted departure of British nationals from Libya "is under way".

A fighter from Zintan brigade watches as smoke rises after rockets fired by militia ignites a fuel tank. Credit: REUTERS/Hani Amara

Earlier today 22 people were killed in the Libyan capital of Tripoli as heavily-armed groups fight for control of the international airport.

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