Jordanian ambassador to Libya freed

Jordanian ambassador to Libya freed
# 13 May 2014 08:10 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. Jordan's kidnapped ambassador to Libya has been freed by his captors, has left the country and is on his way home, a Jordanian cabinet minister said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

"Ambassador Itan is on his way home and in good health," Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Joudeh was quoted as saying on state television.

Earlier the pan-Arab news channel Al Arabiya Television said the Libyan foreign ministry had confirmed the release to it. Al Jazeera television also reported the news.

Ambassador Fawaz al-Itan was kidnapped last month by gunmen who demanded an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat's freedom. There was no immediate indication whether that demand had been met.

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