October 8, 2018 / 10:54 AM / 15 days ago

Eastern Libyan forces arrest militant suspect wanted by Egypt

BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces on Monday arrested former Egyptian special forces officer Hisham al-Ashmawy who is wanted by Egypt for suspected Islamist militant activities, a Libyan military spokesman said.

Ashmawy was caught in Derna where eastern Libyan forces are fighting jihadists, the spokesman said.

Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli Writing by Ulf Laessing Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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