Dutch Marines Caught in Libya Being Freed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek official says three Dutch marines who were captured after a botched evacuation mission in Libya will soon fly to Athens under a deal reached with the Libyan government.

The Defense Ministry official says a Greek military transport has landed in Tripoli to pick up the Dutch and is expected to leave soon.

He says the handover was agreed during a meeting in Athens earlier Thursday between Libyan envoy Mohamed Tahir Siala and Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis.

The Greek official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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