Libyan Revolutionary Operations Chamber released, on way to Tripoli

The Libyan Revolutionary Operations Chamber has said Egyptian authorities released its chief Shaaban Hadiya, known as abu Obaida, and that he was on way to Tripoli

The chamber said on Facebook that abu Obaida was released and was on way to Tripoli. The chamber thanked whoever worked on getting him released, Egyptians and 25 January revolutionaries.

Adel al-Fa’edy, head of the Libyan Defense Ministry’s reconciliation committee and the Libyan-Egyptian social communication committee, told the state-run MENA news agency on Sunday that three abducted Egyptian diplomats including Hamdi Ghanem, the administrative attache, and two others without Helali al-Sherbeiny, the cultural attache were released.

Libyan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed al-Aswad told MENA that three kidnapped Egyptian diplomats were released and that the rest will be released later during the day.

Aswad added that Libyan foreign and interior ministries made huge efforts over the past two days to get Egyptian diplomats released and end that issue.

Libyan cabinet had highlighted efforts made to get the Egyptian diplomats released.

Egyptians abduction was announced hours after abu Obaida was declared to be kidnapped in Alexandria on Friday.

Libyan Ambassador to Cairo Mohamed Fayez Gebreel said, “three kidnapped Egyptians were released, while the rest will be released on Monday.” He added that the kidnapped were released without conditions.

In a phone call with privately-owned CBC TV Channel on Sunday, Gebreel said, “Crises go, while relations remain.”


Edited translation from MENA and Al-Masry Al-Youm


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