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AP source: Libya detains, then releases 4 US military personnel after incident at checkpoint
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 27, 2013 11:49 PM EST
A U.S. official says that four American military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released.
The official says an altercation apparently took place at a checkpoint near the Libyan town of Sabratha.
The official says that after they were detained at the checkpoint, the Americans were transferred to the Ministry of the Interior and held for a few hours.