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Egyptian diplomats seized in Libya freed in swap

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Five Egyptian diplomats kidnapped in Tripoli following the arrest in Egypt of a former Libyan rebel commander were released Sunday as part of a swap, officials said. 

Soldiers from the Libyan army man a checkpoint in the capital Tripoli on January 26, 2014

The abduction of the five on Saturday and of another member of the Egyptian embassy's staff a day earlier came after Shaaban Hadeia, a prominent commander in the rebellion that ousted Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, was arrested in Alexandria.

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