Monday, September 19, 2011

Gaddafi loyalists say capture 17 foreign mercenaries | Reuters

Gaddafi loyalists say capture 17 foreign mercenaries | Reuters:
(Reuters) - Fugitive ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's loyalists said on Monday they had captured 17 mercenaries -- some British and French -- in what would amount to a sharp setback for the country's new rulers and their international backers...

"... A group was captured in Bani Walid consisting of 17 mercenaries. They are technical experts and they include consultative officers," Gaddafi spokesman Ibrahim said on Syria-based Arrai television, which has backed the ousted leader.

"Most of them are French, one of them is from an Asian country that has not been identified, two English people and one Qatari..."