The National Council for Peace and Order has ordered an immediate evacuation of all 1,500 Thais from high-risk areas in Libya as the fighting between government forces and rival militants escalates.
Nutthavudh Potisaro, foreign deputy permanent secretary, said the first evacuation will start within 48 hours from the riskiest areas in Tripoli. Eleven Thai students and 30 workers are reported living in Tripoli.
The decision came after an urgent meeting on Monday at the Foreign Ministry with related agencies such as the Labour Ministry's Employment Department, Thai Airways International, and related military units under the order of the NCPO.
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