Amid the ongoing reports about the massacres that Gaddafi regime have been carrying out against the Libyan people, an Egyptian official said that Cairo has officially informed Tripoli that it would intervene militarily in Libya to protect its citizens there. Egyptians in Libya have complained that their lives were in danger. They also called to save their lives,
An Arabic newspaper quoted an Egyptian source, who did not reveal his identity, that Egypt considered the statements made by the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, in which he accused Egyptian expatriates in Libya as part of the revolt there, as an explicit incitement against them.
In the meantime, news reports said that Libya has allowed two Egyptian military aircraft to land in Tripoli in order to evacuate Egyptian workers.
Meanwhile, another Egyptian source said that "the army sent additional units to ensure the security of its northern border with Libya." This came also to allow in the border crossing of Salloum the smooth passage of Egyptian nationals who flee from Libya. He added that currently there are about 10,000 Egyptians who are waiting near the border point.