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Four US military personnel held and released in Libya

Published on Dec 28, 2013 12:45 PM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Four members of the US military detained in Libya were released after being taken into custody by the government, US officials said on Friday.

"All four (have been) released," a US defence official said.

Earlier, the US State Department confirmed that the four were being held and US authorities were in touch with the Libyan government over the issue.

Circumstances under which the four were detained remained unclear.

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