Monday, September 19, 2011

British mercenaries 'Held By Gaddafi Troops In Libya' - 19th Sept 2011

Two British mercenaries have been captured by Gaddafi loyalists in Libya, it has been claimed.

Reports of the captures came as voluntary revolutionaries launched fresh attacks on the deposed Libyan leader's remaining strongholds.

The British men were among 17 mercenaries seized in Bani Walid, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said.

"They are technical experts and they include consultative officers," the spokesman told Syria-based Arrai television, which has backed the ousted leader.

Mr Ibrahim said most of the mercenaries were French, one was from an unidentified Asian country, one was from Qatar and two were English.

The Foreign Office said it was aware of media reports about the capture of mercenaries but was not able to substantiate them.

Meanwhile, Libya's new interim government faced stark reversals on the battlefield and in the political arena. Read More