Sudan frees Egyptian soldiers abducted by Libya armed group

Sudanese nationals after being released in Sirte (Photo: Archive – Media Office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous)

Sudan’s National intelligence Security Services (NISS) announced on Monday that it had freed a group of Egyptian army soldiers abducted by a Libyan militia on the border between Sudan, Libya, and Egypt.

The Egyptian group of four soldiers and one officer has been captured by some outlaws on the border, NISS information office head Mohamed Hamid Tabidi told a press conference at Khartoum airport.

“In a qualitative security operation, the Sudanese NISS in coordination with the Sudanese army and Egyptian intelligence liberated an Egyptian army force from a group of outlaws operating in southern Libya,” said Tabidi.

The liberated group is now in Khartoum, in good health, and will be transported to Cairo, he added.

He further confirmed that the operation confirmed that coordination over regional security between the two countries is going smoothly.

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