Tunisia says consular staff kidnapped in Libya returned home




 
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June 19th, 2015  
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Topic: Tunisia says consular staff kidnapped in Libya returned home


By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Ten members of Tunisia's diplomatic staff kidnapped in Libya a week ago have been freed and returned to Tunis on Friday, and the Tunisian government has shut down its consular operations in Tripoli. Armed groups in Libya have repeatedly kidnapped diplomats and foreign nationals to pressure their governments to free Libyan militants held in jails overseas. Libya's two rival governments - one internationally recognized in the east and the other self-declared in Tripoli - are fighting for control, four years after the fall of strongman Muammar Gaddafi.




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