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Libyan Rebels Arrest Suspected Serb Snipers

Libyan rebels claim to have arrested five Serbian nationals suspected of being Muammar Gaddafi’s snipers near Tripoli, according to media reports.

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Tripoli

“We have arrested five Serbians who told us they were construction workers. We believe they could be pro-Gaddafi snipers,” said rebel fighter Ahmed Mehdi.

“They are safe, inside the international airport,” Mehdi told AFP.

He pointed out that journalists could not see the prisoners “until the investigation is completed” and added that the rebels were checking out the company that the arrested men claimed to be working for.

“We arrested many African fighters when we came here. It took us three hours to get here,” he pointed out, noting that the airport itself had not been damaged but that there were problems on the road leading to it.

The Serbian Embassy in Libya so far does not have any information about the alleged arrest of five Serbian citizens.

“There is a war going on here, you can hear the shots. There is no electricity, it’s dark… We have no information that Serbian citizens have been captured,” an embassy employee reportedly said.

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