British nationals who found themselves stranded in Libya as a result of the escalating crisis there were rescued last night in the second daring mission conducted last night by members of Britain’s Special Air Service and Special Boat Service. 150 people were taken to Malta aboard three RAF Hercules airplanes after meeting at remote locations in the Libyan desert.
There is a bit of confusion about how many of those rescued are actual Britons, but after a night in a Malta hotel those with British passports will be flown back to their homes in England.
This latest action brinks to five the number of rescue flights which the British government has ordered this past weekend. The British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said,
“Three RAF C-130 Hercules aircraft have successfully evacuated around a further 150 civilians from multiple locations in the eastern Libyan desert. The first and second aircraft have landed in Malta and the third is due to arrive shortly. The aircraft have picked up civilians from a number of nations including Britain.”