North Korean couple taken by Libyan Islamic State stronghold

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A spokesman of a local Libyan city council says a North Korean couple has been abducted near the stronghold of the country’s Islamic State affiliate.

Taher al-Zaroug, spokesman for the western city of Misrata’s city council, says the couple — both doctors — were travelling from the oasis of Zallah in central Libya, where they worked for a local hospital for many years.

He says they were seized Friday near the coastline city of Sirte, where the Islamic State group has gained a foothold amid Libya’s chaos in the past months…

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