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1 S. Korean, 3 Filipinos held captive for nearly 1 month in Libya

All News 15:23 August 01, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean man and three Filipinos have been held captive in Libya for 27 days by an unidentified armed group, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday.

The four were abducted at a water plant in Jabal Hasouna, the western region of Libya, on July 6, according to the official.

The identity of the kidnappers has not been confirmed. Nor has it been confirmed whether any demands have been made in return for their possible release.

A video clip earlier posted on a Facebook account of a major Libyan media company showed what appears to be the victims.

Of them, a man who claims that he is Korean, says in English, "Please help me, president, our country South Korea."


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