‘We want our sons back’: fears grow for Egyptians missing in Libya

Februrary 20, 2015

Cairo launched air strikes against Isis in Libya after the militants killed 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. But families of others believed to be held captive say more must be done to bring their loved ones home

In late August, armed, masked men stopped a car carrying Egyptian workers near the Libyan city of Sirte. Identifying each passenger by religion, the gunmen took the four Christians prisoner: three brothers and their cousin. The others – all Muslims – went free.

“The driver tried to negotiate, but they pulled a gun in his face,” Wagih Matta Hakim told the Guardian in an interview in Cairo this week. Another Egyptian worker, who managed to return home, told him that his brothers had been captured.

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