Foreign nationals have been streaming out of Libya by water, land and air to escape the violence and unrest. Photo: Gregorio Borgia / AP / SCANPIX

Some Swedes from Libya reach home

Seven Swedish nationals were flown out of Libya on Sunday, and are now back in Sweden after stopping over in Paris.

"We're helping them now to be able to make it the rest of the way," Cecilia Julin, head of communications at the Swedish foreign ministry, tells news agency TT.

As for the eighth Swede, who was on the way to the airport from the Ericcson office outside of Tripoli, Julin says she is hopeful that that person will also be able to fly out Libya on Sunday.

Thirteen others are in Tripoli, three in Benghazi and several others throughout the country have said they want to leave Libya.

"There are some 20 or so Swedes that we're working to bring home," says Julin.

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