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January 26, 2014

Kidnapped Egyptians Released in Libya

by VOA News

Six Egyptians kidnapped in Libya Saturday have been freed.

Libyan officials said the five diplomats and an embassy staff member were released unharmed Sunday. They were kidnapped in retaliation for Egypt's arrest of a Libyan militia commander.

Shabaan Hadiya is the leader of the Revolutionaries' Operation Room, one of the militias that sprang up during the fight to topple Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.