News

Two Egyptians Killed in Libya

Two Egyptians Killed in Libya

Smoke billows over Tripoli during fighting in July 2014.
Smoke billows over Tripoli during fighting in July 2014.

Two Egyptians were killed at their workplace Thursday in an airstrike that hit their workshop in the northeastern Libyan city of Ajdabia.

Egypt’s ambassador to Libya, who is based in Cairo, received news of their death Thursday evening.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Egyptians have been identified as Ahmed Hassan Hagag and Magued Hassan.

Egyptians residing in Libya have been caught up in the country’s internal conflict which has recently proliferated.

Accordingly, Egypt has warned against travel to Libyan territories and called for Egyptians living in Libya to exercise extreme caution.

Violence intensified in Libya particularly since 2014, when conflicting parties sought to take control of the country.

The Libyan capital Tripoli fell under the control of the Fajr Libya or Libya Dawn Islamist militia in August 2014.

Meanwhile, Egypt and the international community only recognise authorities based in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk.

Last February, Egypt’s air force launched coordinated airstrikes on militant targets in the city of Derna, known to be a stronghold of Islamist militias in response to the beheading of 20 Coptic Christian Egyptians at the hands of militants believed to belong to the Libya division of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

This content is from: Aswat Masriya, Edited by Egyptian Streets

Egypt's President Sisi Establishes Committee to 'Improve Values, Morals, and Promote Work Ethic'
30 Percent of Egyptian Married Women Suffer from Spousal Violence

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

A pharmacist searches for medicine at a pharmacy in Cairo, Egypt, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egyptian Military Forms Pharmaceutical Company

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 23, 2017
Egypt's military prepares ahead of new operations against militants in Sinai

Five Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Egypt’s North Sinai

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 23, 2017
61320490

Egypt Knocked Out of Handball World Championships

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 23, 2017
egypt

Egypt Defeats Uganda in African Cup of Nations

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 22, 2017
Egypt's Karim Abdel Gawad and France's Camille Serme

Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad Wins Tournament of Champions in New York

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 21, 2017
22.jpg.crop_display

Cairo Court Lists Egyptian Football Legend Aboutreika on Terror List

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2017
32385636795_e6f5d7101d_z

Egypt Secure Spot in Knockout Stage at 2017 Handball World Championship

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2017
1073779_big-lnd

Egypt’s Essam El-Hadary Makes African Cup History

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 18, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.