Libyan special forces free 23 kidnapped Egyptian workers

Sarah El-Sheikh
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A group of Egyptian nationals sitting outside the Cairo International Airport shortly after their return from Libya on Saturday (Photo Amany Kamal)

Libyan special forces freed 23 Egyptian workers who had been kidnapped in Libya. The workers returned to Cairo on Friday, according to Anadolu news agency.

A number of militants kidnapped the Egyptians in Al-Bareqa district. The identity of the militants remains unknown.

Egyptians living in Libya have been deemed not safe since the beheading of 21 Coptic Egyptians by the Islamic State in February 2015, after which Egypt called on their citizens residing there to return. Egypt also warned against traveling to Libya.

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