Canadian evacuation flight out of Libya is cancelled

UPDATE: Ottawa sending military plane to Libya

Ottawa is looking for an alternate way to get Canadian citizens out of Libya after a planned charter had to be cancelled when it could no longer be insured. The chartered plane had been set to leave Tripoli for Rome on Thursday morning. The federal government has so far declined to reveal how it will evacuate Canadians in Libya, but CTV News is reporting a military transport or an evacuation by sea could be in the works.

UPDATE: The federal government has ordered a C-17 military transport plane to fly fto Libya to evacuate Canadian passengers stuck in Tripoli.

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