Friday, February 3, 2012

Egypt kidnapped americans release

  • EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A senior security official says kidnappers Katharina Gollner-Sweet, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, confirmed that two American women had been kidnapped but gave no further details, citing privacy concerns.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • Two elderly American women kidnapped in Egypt were released today The kidnappers are described by authorities as Bedouin tribesmen who were demanding the release of other Bedouins who were arrested earlier this week on drug and robbery charges.
  • (ABC News)
  • CAIRO — Gunmen stormed a vehicle in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday Neither the motive for capturing the two Americans, both women, nor the reason for their apparently rapid release were immediately known.
  • (New York Times)
  • SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt -- Two American tourists kidnapped earlier Friday in Egypts Sinai Peninsula Bedouin sources had previously told AFP the kidnappers were demanding the release of relatives held in Egyptian jails.
  • (New York Post)
  • Two American tourists who were kidnapped in the southern part of Egypts Sinai Peninsula were freed Friday They wanted the Egyptian government to release prisoners.
  • (KSAT 12)
  • CAIRO, Feb 3 - Two female American tourists and their Egyptian guide who were kidnapped by were also demanding the release of members of their group arrested years before on charges of terrorism.
  • (CBS News)
  • CATHERINE, Egypt, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Two American tourists were kidnapped Bedouins Tuesday blocked a road and kidnapped the workers, asking that the Egyptian government release prisoners. The Chinese hostages were released a day later.
  • (United Press International)
  • Egyptian media are reporting that two American tourists have been kidnapped by unidentified, armed men in Wadi Saal, along the route between Sharm el-Sheikh and the monastery of St. Catherine.
  • (DAILY KOS)
  • Two American women who were kidnapped along with their tour guide have been released, according to reports. Al Jazeera notes that the individuals were released unharmed a few hours after their capture by Bedouin gunmen.
  • (Huffington Post)

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