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February 25th, 2011
08:30 AM ET

American who fled Libya: “It was like a tsunami hit Tripoli”

Americans are fleeing Libya as unrest in the country continues. CNN's T.J. Holmes speaks to George Sayar and Cyrus Sany who just arrived back in the United States from Libya. Sayar was in the country to build infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Cyrus has been there 28 times since 2008 to develop the technology infrastructure, specifically port security. They both discussed a chaotic scene. “Me and my colleague finally made it out after three hours of kicking and shoving and kicking," Sayar says. Sany described taking "six hours from the parking lot to the ticket counter."

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  1. Ed Breza

    It is good to know that infrastructure work will continue at some point in Libya. These businessmen are doing work and surviving in a terrible economy in the U.S. so let's hope and pray they can return soon without disruption by outside intervention. Good luck!

    March 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm |