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    Fleeing the Libya unrest, trauma for Indians

    New Delhi: More than half of the Indians living in Libya have been evacuated. The mission safe homecoming is coming to an end soon. But what the Indians went through left a deep impact on them.The tears just don't stop for Shaheen Iqbal, who escaped gunbattles in the Libyan town of Zawiya, where her husband Dr khurshid Iqbal worked as a professor.“How I spent the night with my two children,” said Shaheen weeping.“The firing was right next to us," said Dr Iqbal.Like their neighbours, Iqbals gathered what they could of their belongings and fled to the Indian embassy in Tripoli.“I am at the embassy at last, I am safe,” Dr Iqbal said.India's ambassador to Libya Mani Meklai says the stories of those who have come to the embassy in the past few days is nothing short of miraculous.“Four women travelled for four days alone across the desert. They said that when they saw the Indian flag, they felt like they had come home,” said Meklai.Once at the embassy, they're processed by a team of diplomats who are clearing passports and issuing boarding cards themselves round the clock, and trying to stay in contact with Indians stuck in cities still not accessed.“We gathered all the Indians into one house and then coordinated with the embassy to come here. We had to take a detour of about 50 kms to avoid the violence,” said professor Mohammed Ilyas.But their harrowing journey home hasn’t ended yet. Past midnight at the Tripoli airport the lines of people waiting to leave just don't seem to end.There are reports of many being robbed of their belongings and two weeks after the evacuations began the airport is both frightening and extremely filthy.