23 Egyptians return to Cairo after kidnap in Libya

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Aug 2016

Libyan Special Forces freed the Egyptians from an armed group who had kidnapped them

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Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Twenty-three Egyptian citizens who had been kidnapped by an armed group in Libya have been freed and arrived in Cairo on Friday, the website of Egypt's state television channel reported.

Libyan special forces freed the Egyptians from the group. It was unclear which group had kidnapped the men.

In 2015, the Egyptian government issued a warning to citizens to avoid travelling to Libya after a local affiliate of the Islamic State militant group killed 20 Egyptian migrants near Derna. 

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