Egyptian fleeing Libya at Tunisia border crossing
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Libya unrest: Tunisia closes main border crossing

2 August 2014 Last updated at 02:46 BST

Tunisia has closed its main border crossing with Libya after thousands of stranded Egyptian and other foreign nationals tried to break through.

Tunisia is the main escape route as fighting escalates in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where rival militias have been battling for weeks for control of the airport.

Several countries have already urged their nationals to leave Libya.

Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli.