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Egyptian diplomats, staff freed in Libya

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 27 January 2014
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Egyptian diplomats, staff freed in Libya, 27 January 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5331449014.html [accessed 26 September 2016]
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January 27, 2014

Six Egyptian diplomats and embassy staff members kidnapped in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, have been released.

Officials in Libya and Egypt offered no details of their release late on January 26.

Five Egyptian diplomats and an embassy staff member were kidnapped late on January 24 and early on January 25.

It was not clear who abducted them.

The kidnapping followed the arrest of a senior Libyan militia leader in Egypt.

On January 25, kidnappers called Dubai-based Arab channel Al Arabiya, demanding the release in 24 hours of Shaban Hadia, commander of the Operations Room of Libya's Revolutionaries, a powerful militia in Libya.

The militia denied any involvement in the kidnappings.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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