Libya frees Dutch Marines

A C-130 Greek airforce plane carrying three released Dutch marines and 15 Greek nationals lands in Athens, March 11, 2011.

From Harry Papachristou, Reuters:  The Libyan government has released three Dutch marines and they will be evacuated aboard a Greek military plane, the Greek Foreign Ministry said Friday.

The marines were arrested last week while trying to evacuate European citizens. Their release was announced Thursday by the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam. …

"We told them, don’t come back again without our permission. We captured the first NATO soldiers, we are sending them back home. But we are still keeping their helicopter [he told Reuters]."  (photo: Getty)

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