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Jordan's ambassador, freed in Libya, returns home
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Jordan99a.jpgJordan's ambassador to Libya who was abducted last month at gunpoint in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, returned home on Tuesday after being freed by his captors.
 
Ambassador Fawaz al-Etan was welcomed at Amman's military airport by jubilant family members who hugged and kissed him and top Jordanian officials, including Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh who hours earlier announced the diplomat's release.
 
Al-Etan waved to reporters as he stepped out of the plane at the Marka military airfield east of Amman.
 
He said he was in good health, ready and eager to return to his post in Libya, and that his captors had treated him well. He gave no further details about his ordeal and captivity.
 
Al-Etan was taken by gunmen from his vehicle in central Tripoli near the Jordanian Embassy on April 15. Assailants opened fire on his car, wounded his driver and then forced him out at gunpoint.
 
It was one the latest high-profile abduction in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness, more than two years since the country's 8-month civil war ended with Muammar Gaddafi's killing in October 2011.
 
A week after the ambassador's abduction, Jordan released a Libyan detainee, Mohammed al-Darsi, who was arrested and convicted in 2007 of trying to carry out a suicide bombing at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport.
 
(Source: AP)

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