Egypt receives most wanted terrorist from Libya

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Egypt has secured the transfer of Hisham al-Ashmawi, one of Egypt’s most wanted terrorists, from Libya where he was detained by the Libyan National Army (LNA), to Egyptian intelligence agency, local media reported Wednesday.

The Egyptian state TV showed footage of masked Egyptian army personnel leading al-Ashmawi, who was captured in eastern Libyan city of Derna last year, to an Egyptian plane.

Another wanted terrorist was also handed over by the LNA to the Egyptian authorities, the TV reported.

Al-Ashmawi, who is also known as Abu Omar El-Mohager, is considered among the most dangerous terrorists linked to many attacks in Egypt.

An Egyptian military court sentenced him in absentia, along with 13 other terrorists, to death over the New Valley massacre in 2014, in which 22 Egyptian border guards were killed.

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