Report of British Special Forces captured in Libya

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Report of British Special Forces captured in Libya

They buried this little item in the story.  I hope that this is not accurate, as I could see NATO involvement escalating quickly.

 

"Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported that up to eight British special forces soldiers, armed but in plain clothes, were captured while escorting a junior British diplomat through rebel-held territory in eastern Libya. It said the special forces intervention angered Libyan opposition figures who ordered the soldiers to be locked up on a military base.

The British Defense Secretary Fox said his government was in touch with the team in Benghazi but told BBC radio it would be "inappropriate" to comment further. When pressed on whether the U.K. diplomatic team was in danger, Fox reiterated that the government is in contact with the diplomatic team.

"It is a very difficult situation to be able to understand in detail," he said. "There are a number of different opposition groups to Colonel Gadhafi in Libya who do seem relatively disparate."

British Foreign Minister Hague repeated the international community's demand for Gadhafi to step down."

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_LIBYA?SITE=MAFIT&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

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British freed

Libya unrest: UK diplomatic team released by rebels

"A British diplomatic team who were detained in eastern Libya after landing there two days ago have been freed, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

The men are understood to have left Benghazi bound for Malta on board the Royal Navy frigate HMS Cumberland.

It is thought the team included six SAS soldiers escorting a diplomat who was making contact with opposition leaders." 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12660163

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