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Sudan frees captured Egyptian troops from Libya militia

Liberation operation proves that coordination on regional security with Egypt is going smoothly, says Sudanese official

30.07.2018
Sudan frees captured Egyptian troops from Libya militia

By Mohammed Amin

KHARTOUM, Sudan

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.

The Egyptian army recently deployed troops to fight alongside Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar to bring stability to the troubled state of Libya.

Ties between Sudan and Egypt have suffered over many issues, including the security situation in Libya, but the relationship between the two neighbors recently improved, as Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Alsisiq visited Sudan earlier this month.

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