Egypt began evacuating its diplomats from Libya

Egypt began evacuating its diplomats from Libya

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Egyptian authorities decided to evacuate from Libya entire diplomatic corps. As the channel Al Arabia, the decision was made due to the fact that over the past two days in Tripoli immediately kidnapped six members of the Egyptian embassy.

It clarifies the agency Reuters , citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Libya, five employees of the embassy were kidnapped by unknown on Saturday, January 25. Among them was the Egyptian cultural attaché. More information about the incident to inform the ministry refused.

At the same time the previous day, January 24, armed men broke into the home of another embassy employee and took him away in an unknown direction. The Egyptian side then promised to strengthen the protection of their diplomatic missions in Libya.

Responsibility for the kidnapping of embassy staff while nobody took. At the same time, the agency notes that the influential grouping Libyan radicals Jan. 24 accused the Egyptian authorities to arrest their leader Shaaban Hadei and vowed to retaliate.

At the same time, shortly after the abduction of the first Egyptian diplomat by a group of officially denied any involvement in the incident, and confirmed its intention to go into action if Hadeyu not soon be released.

In Libya are continuing clashes between local militias and insurgents. On the background of instability in the country, cases of kidnapping, including high-ranking politicians. In particular, in the autumn of 2013 were kidnapped first Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zeidan, then deputy head of the intelligence service of the country.

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