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Libya evacuation a 'challenge'

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MANILA - A Philippine plan to evacuate all 13,000 of its workers in strife-torn Libya is a "challenge", with many reluctant to leave despite the dangers, the Filipino foreign ministry said Friday. 

Smoke billows from a petrol depot that has been ablaze for the fourth day following clashes between rival militias near the airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 30, 2014

The ministry announced a "mandatory" evacuation of all 13,000 of its nationals living in Libya last month after the beheading of a Filipino construction worker abducted by unknown suspects.

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