CAIRO: Egypt is “working around the clock” to find information on 15 Egyptians reportedly abducted in Libya, MENA quoted Assistant to the Foreign Ministry Hesham al-Naqib as saying Tuesday.
A lawyer, Ramy Magdy, filed a report to the Foreign Ministry claiming that 15 workers from the governorates of Gharbia, Kafr el-Sheikh, and Sohag have been abducted by the Islamic State group (IS) in Libya, Magdy told Youm7.
The Egyptian ambassador to Tripoli, who works from Cairo due to deteriorated conditions in Libya, has embarked on efforts to locate the Egyptian nationals, Naqib said.
Magdy, on the other hand, said his father, a building contractor, is among the abductees. He added his brother, who also works in Libya, received a phone call informing him of the kidnapping.
In February 2015, 21 Egyptian Copts were beheaded in Libya by IS. Egypt launched airstrikes against the group Libya a few days later.