The self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) has allegedly published photographs of 21 abducted Coptic Christian Egyptians in Libya, while the Egyptian presidency stated Thursday it will follow up on the incident.
Egypt will “spare no effort in tracking down kidnapped Egyptian citizens” in Libya, a presidential statement said on Thursday.
The statement added that Egypt will continue communicating with “official and unofficial Libyan parties” until “the situation is under control”, the statement added.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned citizens against going into Libya during the country’s ongoing turmoil.
Egyptians constitute a large portion of the labour force in Libya, and have been caught up in militia fighting over the past four years since the Libyan Uprising.
Militia in Libya have kidnapped and killed several Egyptian citizen, including a doctor, his wife, and his daughter in December.