Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gaddafi released the three Dutch soldiers held

Athens .- Three Dutch soldiers who were captured by the Libyan army arrived today in Athens by Greek military aircraft C-130 from Tripoli along with 15 other Greek nationals, officials said. The three soldiers, two men and a woman, were arrested Feb. 27 while trying to evacuate two civilians, one Dutch, after landing in the city of Sirte, east of Libya.

Representatives of the Dutch Foreign Ministry were present at the Athens airport to handle the repatriation of their nationals. The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis, traveled to Tripoli to collect evacuees following an agreement with the Libyan regime, according to sources at the ministry.

The mission was agreed at the meeting on Thursday in Athens between Dollis and an envoy of the regime of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi.

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