Tens of thousands of foreign nationals are fleeing Libya as the unrest against Moammar Gaddafi shows no signs of letting up.

At one point on Libya's western border with Tunisia, thousands of Tunisians and others are streaming out of Libya at the Ras Jdir crossing point with stories of violence andf mayhem in their wake.

It's very bad. There is fighting between the police and army against civilians. The civilians have AK-47s. (The fighting) is mostly at night, an Algerian named Rashid told Reuters.

Another who fled, Tunisian artist Hamdi Chalbi, said: Militias tell people 'If you come out at night we will kill you.' People are scared.