Egyptian army frees 13 nationals abducted in Libya

Thirteen Egyptian workers kidnapped in Libya were freed by the Egyptian Armed Forces in cooperation with Libyan military, a military statement said on Tuesday.

The workers were kidnapped by militants who asked for ransom, official news agency MENA reported.

"Measures have been taken to bring them home," military spokesman Tamer El Refaei said in the statement.

Another criminal gang has also kidnapped 23 Egyptians in Ajbabia area in Libya in August and released them after receiving ransom.

Thousands of Egyptians defy the unrest in Libya for employment despite of government's warning to avoid the war-torn country.

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