Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians held in Libya stage a protest in Cairo calling for Egypt's president to work on their release
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Relatives of Coptic Egyptians held in Libya stage Cairo protest

Egypt has offered to evacuate its citizens from Libya after Islamic State (IS) released photos which it says show 21 Coptic Egyptians kidnapped there.

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said Egyptians would be airlifted out of Libya, state-run news agency Mena said.

A number of Egyptian Coptic Christians were kidnapped in two raids in Sirte, Libya, in December and January.

In Cairo, the families of the 21 hostages have staged a protest accusing the president of not doing enough for them.

Sally Nabil reports from eastern Cairo.

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