The Philippines’ President to send frigate to Libyan waters to save abducted nationals

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The Philippines’ President to send frigate to Libyan waters to save abducted nationals

August 04, 2018 - 14:25
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he might send the navy’s most modern frigate to waters off Libya’s coast in a bid to rescue three Filipinos and a South Korean kidnapped last month from a Man-Made River site in the country’s southern region.

“If they start hurting those three Filipinos, I will bring a frigate there, I am not kidding,” Duterte said in a speech.

Video footage appeared on social media this week of the four men confirming their names and nationalities and appealing to their presidents for help.

South Korea has redirected a vessel taking part in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden to help in the release of the four men.
 

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