News

Egyptian Army Frees Kidnapped Egyptians in Libya

Egyptian Army Frees Kidnapped Egyptians in Libya

The Egyptian Armed Forces

A mission from the Egyptian Armed Forces was able to free 13 Egyptians who had been kidnapped by a criminal militant gang in the region of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi.

MP Tarek El Khouli had received a phone call from the brother of one of the kidnapped Egyptians in January, telling him that the kidnappers were torturing their hostage and demanding 70 thousand EGP, upon which the MP contacted Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry.

The operation took place in cooperation with the Libyan forces in Benghazi.

The Egyptian military stated on Tuesday that the families of the kidnapped victims were contacted, and procedures are taking place to secure their return to Egypt.

This is the most recent incident in a series of kidnappings. In August, the Libyan Army forces freed 23 Egyptian workers who were also kidnapped in Libya. In February 2015, ISIS had released video footage showing the beheading of 21 Copts. The next day, Egypt raided ISIS territories.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had repeatedly warned the citizens from travelling to Libya or being present in areas of tension and conflict, in light of the unstable security situation.

The 13 Egyptians who had been kidnapped.

Egypt Denies Proposing to Give Sinai Land for Palestinian State
Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Recalled Over Security Concerns

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AyaNaderM

Aya Nader is an independent journalist based in Egypt, published in Open Democracy, Daily News Egypt, The National, and Al-Monitor, among others. She is an MA candidate in International Relations at the American University in Cairo.

More in News

Man Killed While Swimming in Luxurious Hacienda Bay

Seif GhallabJune 17, 2018

Fuel Price Hike Prompts Increase in Public Transportation Fares

Egyptian StreetsJune 17, 2018

Fuel and Cooking Gas Prices Surge In Egypt

Jana Bou MatarJune 16, 2018

“Egypt Won!”: Egyptians ‘Proud’ Despite World Cup Loss to Uruguay

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2018

Egypt Loses 1-0 to Uruguay in Tense Performance

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2018

Mohamed Salah ‘Not Among Starting XI’ in Uruguay World Cup Match

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2018

Mo Salah Will Play in Egypt – Uruguay Match of World Cup

Sara AhmedJune 14, 2018

Egypt Replaces Minsters of Interior and Defence in Surprise Move

Egyptian StreetsJune 14, 2018
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.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.