Libya militia frees all detained Tunisians

2015-05-30 20:00
Fighters of Libya's Fajr Libya drive their pick-up truck mounted with a machine gun near a burnt car, south of the town of Wershfana. (Mahmud Turkia, AFP)

Fighters of Libya's Fajr Libya drive their pick-up truck mounted with a machine gun near a burnt car, south of the town of Wershfana. (Mahmud Turkia, AFP)

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Tunis - Dozens of Tunisians held in Libya by a militia that is part of an alliance ruling the capital Tripoli have been freed, Tunisia's foreign ministry announced on Saturday.

"All the Tunisians being held in Libya have been freed. The final group was released today," the ministry said in a statement, without giving numbers.

Tunis announced earlier in May that 172 of its nationals were being held in western Libya by a militia belonging to the Libya Dawn alliance.

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