Philippine President might send frigate to off Libya’s waters to save abducted nationals
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he might send the navy’s most modern frigate to waters off Libya in a bid to “save” three Filipinos and a South Korean kidnapped last month from a water plant in the north African country.
South Korea has redirected a vessel taking part in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden to help in the release of the four men taken almost a month ago, according to news agency Yonhap.
Duterte said he might do the same and would raise the issue next week at a regular meeting of his top military and police commanders.
The men were taken near Ishwirif by an unknown armed group.
Video footage appeared on social media this week of the four men confirming their names and nationalities and appealing to their presidents for help.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to email@example.com. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- UNSMIL denies meeting between Stephanie Williams and Wagner’s officials - January 20, 2022
- Joe Biden: Russia will invade Ukraine - January 20, 2022
- Al-Gotrani, three ministers to meet in Moscow next week - January 16, 2022