News

Egyptians Reportedly Abducted in Libya ‘Not Captured By Islamic State Group’: Foreign Ministry

Egyptians Reportedly Abducted in Libya ‘Not Captured By Islamic State Group’: Foreign Ministry

Photo: EPA
Photo: EPA

The Egyptian citizens believed to have been kidnapped by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya are being held by Libyan authorities at an illegal immigration center in Tripoli, an official from Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

“The ministry… contacted the Egyptian ambassador to Libya who confirmed [the Egyptians’] location,” assistant foreign minister Hisham El-Naqib told state-owned news agency MENA, as reported by Ahram Online.

He went on to say that ISIS has “nothing to do with the matter as [the Egyptians] are located in the capital Tripoli; around 400 kilometers from [the areas controlled by] the terrorist group.”

A lawyer by the name of Ramy Magdy had told the foreign ministry that the Egyptians had been abducted by ISIS after he had been in contact with his father, whom he said was one of the abductees.

While Ahram claimed that the number of kidnapped Egyptians was 15, privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm said that they were only 12, with the other three being of Tunisian origin.

Egypt’s Top Muslim Cleric Addresses German Parliament
Egyptians Win Silver at Havana's Fencing Grand Prix, Rio's Modern Pentathlon World Cup

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

How Powerful is the Egyptian Passport?

Shereif Barakat2 October 2022

Mayar Sherif Becomes First Egyptian Women’s Tennis Championship Winner

Amina Zaineldine1 October 2022

New Egyptian National IDs May Have Organ Donation Field

Mona Abdou29 September 2022

“I didn’t speak any English”: Egyptian Dina Yehia Appointed Supreme Court Judge in Australia

Mona Abdou28 September 2022

Egypt to Establish Largest Center For Organ Transplants in MENA Region

Farah Rafik27 September 2022

Muslim Brotherhood ‘Spiritual Leader’ Youssef Al-Qaradawi dies aged 96

Mona Abdou26 September 2022

Egypt Sets Sights on Hosting 2036 Olympics

Shereif Barakat25 September 2022

Egypt’s Coptic Orphans Director Amplifies the Voice of Copts at UNGA

Egyptian Streets24 September 2022