4 U.S. soldiers detained by Libyan government

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Abdel Magid al-Fergany/AP

The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya.

WASHINGTON — The State Department says the Libyan government is holding four U.S. military personnel.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said officials are trying to determine what occurred.

Psaki said Friday night that the United States is in touch with Libyan officials to ensure the Americans’ release.

The four were “augmenting security at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli,” a government official told CNN.

The U.S Embassy in Tripoli includes a security detail. The embassy’s personnel are restricted in their movements in Libya.


Nation / World – NY Daily News

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