Libyan militants release Egyptian trucks

Egyptian trucks held by Libyan militiamen in the eastern city of Ajdabiya were released on Saturday.

Egyptian trucks held by Libyan militiamen in the eastern city of Ajdabiya were released on Saturday.

BENGHAZI, Libya – Egyptian trucks held by Libyan militiamen in the eastern city of Ajdabiya were released on Saturday.

The militants had held the trucks in a bid to pile pressure on the Libyan government to pay their salaries.

"They were released after pledges that their salaries will be paid," security official Mukhtar Saad told Anadolu Agency.

He said that the trucks have moved on their way to Egypt.

There has been a spike of attacks against Egyptian citizens working in Libya and trucks carrying goods from Egypt to the turbulent country over the past months.

The rise in such attacks prompted the Egyptian Foreign Ministry to issue repeated warnings against travel to Libya. The ministry also advised Egyptians living and working in Libya to be cautious.

Libya has been struggling to restore order more than two years after the ouster of late strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

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