Top suspected militant transferred to Egypt from Libya

A top Egyptian militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy has been transferred to Egypt from eastern Libya.

The Egyptian state television said Wednesday, al-Ashmawy was transfered in a military aircraft.

Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special forces officer, was apprehended in the Libyan city of Derna late last year.

He has been long sought by Cairo on charges of orchestrating a deadly desert ambush on police and other high-profile attacks.


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