October 8, 2018 / 11:48 AM / 2 months ago

Egypt confirms senior Islamist militant Ashmawy captured in Libya: military source

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt confirmed on Monday that senior Islamist militant Hisham al-Ashmawy was captured in Libya, an Egyptian military source told Reuters.

The source gave no further details. A spokesman for the Libyan National Army, which controls eastern Libya, said that Ashmawy, one of Egypt’s most wanted men, was apprehended in the city of Derna.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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