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1,000 Indians move out of Lebanon

Warships today began ferrying out nationals from the war-torn country.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2006 14:45 IST

Evacuation of stranded Indians from war-ravaged Lebanon began on Thursday with the first of the naval warships docking at Beirut jetty to ferry 1,000 people assembled at the port to safety in Larcana in Cyprus, a naval spokesman said.

"INS Mumbai has docked at Beirut around 1220 hrs IST and is in the process of bringing out the first batch of 1,000 Indians assembled at the port for evacuation," he said.

"Other Naval warships would follow INS Mumbai to pick up other stranded Indians," he said.