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British released from Libya.

 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:35 pm

I never thought these people would get off so lightly.

Libya unrest: UK diplomatic team released by rebels

The British team left Benghazi on board the Royal Navy frigate, HMS Cumberland


A British diplomatic team, including six soldiers believed to be SAS, have been freed two days after being detained in eastern Libya.The men are understood to have left Benghazi bound for Malta on board the Royal Navy frigate HMS Cumberland.
It is thought the special forces soldiers were with a diplomat who was making contact with opposition leaders.
Witnesses said the men were detained by rebels after arriving near Benghazi in a helicopter early on Friday morning.
They were held after going to an agricultural compound when Libyan security guards found they were carrying arms, ammunition, explosives, maps and passports from at least four different nationalities.
The witnesses said the men had denied they were carrying weapons.
In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Secretary William Hague said the team, part of efforts to make contact with opposition leaders amid the unrest in Libya, had "experienced difficulties, which have now been satisfactorily resolved".


I started out with nothing and Iv'e still got most of it left

Sheldonboy
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Thread overview

Subject Author Date
British released from Libya. Sheldonboy 03.06.2011
RE: British released from Libya. Voltman 03.09.2011
RE: British released from Libya. Sheldonboy 03.09.2011
RE: British released from Libya. phil 03.09.2011
RE: British released from Libya. Sheldonboy 03.09.2011
RE: British released from Libya. phil 03.09.2011
 

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