October 8, 2018 / 11:41 AM / 15 days ago

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

CAIRO, Oct 8 (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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