Egypt’s military intelligence frees 6 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya
Egyptian armed forces - YOUM7

CAIRO: The Egyptian military intelligence service freed a group of Egyptian citizens, who had been kidnapped in Libya for two weeks, Youm7 reported Thursday.

On Dec., 13, six Egyptians were kidnapped by Libyan militants and were taken to Tobruk; a port city on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border with Egypt, security sources told Youm7.

The oil-rich state has been witnessing a rising militancy and an increasing use of weapons since the overthrow of President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Egypt has bombed Islamic State (IS) targets in Libya; hours after the militants released a graphic video of beheadings of 21 Copts (Egyptian Christians.)

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