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‘Most wanted jihadist’ Hisham al-Ashmawy returned to Egypt

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One of Egypt’s most wanted jihadists has arrived back in the country after being handed over by the Libyan military strongman, Khalifa Haftar.

Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special forces officer, was detained in Libya late last year.

He is wanted in connection with several attacks. These include a deadly ambush of police in Egypt’s Western desert two years ago and a raid on guards along the border with Libya in 2014.

Egyptian courts had sentenced him, in his absence, to death.

Hisham al-Ashmawy was transferred following a visit by Egypt’s intelligence chief to Gen Haftar.

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