A British navy ship has evacuated British nationals from Libya, according to the UK Defence Ministry, as worsening security there is forcing thousands to flee.
The 91-metre survey ship, also designed to support amphibious operations, is expected to arrive in nearby Malta on Monday.
Aron has said he has “reluctantly” decided to leave due to the worsening local clashes.
Fighting between the rival factions has forced the closure of Tripoli’s international airport, while the Ansar al-Sharia is battling army special forces in the eastern city of Benghazi.
On Sunday, fighting for control of the airport left at least 22 people dead and oil depots hit by shells caused mass fires in Tripoli.
In the past week, many countries have ordered their citizens to leave and, in some cases, have evacuated them.
Between 100 and 300 Britons are thought to be in Libya.
Many British consular staff were evacuated last Monday.
“In the light of the deteriorating security situation, we are taking steps temporarily to suspend operations at the British embassy in Tripoli after the planned assisted departure of British nationals.”