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Kidnapped oil engineers freed

Agence France-Presse



TRIPOLI, Libya (AFP) — Libya’s National Oil Company announced on Monday that two employees had been freed after being kidnapped from a southern Libyan oil field in July 2018.

In a statement, the NOC welcomed the release from captivity of the oil engineers, Romanian Valentin-Laurentiu Puscasu and Libyan Ashraf Msallam.

The company did not provide further details of their kidnap or release.

The two engineers were kidnapped alongside two other Libyans by an armed group on 14 July 2014, from an oil field in the Oubari region, some 900 kilometers (560 miles) south of Tripoli.

The two other Libyans were released shortly after they were snatched.

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