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    23 Egyptian workers, kidnapped by the Daesh terrorist group, were released by the Libyan security forces, according to local media.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — The Libyan security forces released on Friday 23 Egyptian workers, held hostage by militants from an Daesh-affiliated terrorist group, media reported.

    According to Al-Watan newspaper, militants kidnapped the Egyptian nationals two weeks ago in order to demand a ransom for their release. Their liberation became possible after Egyptian authorities' involvement and due to coordinated actions of the Libyan security forces.

    At the moment all hostages arrived at a checkpoint on the Libyan-Egyptian border in order to travel home.

    The Daesh, outlawed in many countries around the world including Russia, gained a presence in Libya in the turmoil following the 2011 overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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