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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Three Dutch marines were captured by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi during a rescue attempt of two European workers and are being held by Libyan authorities for five days, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
The two Europeans, one Dutch and one whose nationality was not released, were handed over unharmed to the Dutch embassy in Tripoli Thursday and have left Libya, the ministry said.
The three were surrounded by armed men on Sunday after landing near Sirte in a Lynx helicopter from the navy ship HMS Tromp, which was anchored off the Libyan coast to he
The two Europeans, one Dutch and one whose nationality was not released, were handed over unharmed to the Dutch embassy in Tripoli Thursday and have left Libya, the ministry said
Originally posted by EarthOccupant
There is no effective Euro-Army, because they never agree, countries benefits (Read: Money and Influence) are placed above the live of three soldiers I'm afraid.
Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by deltaboy
I am all for these forces being held, what were Dutch soldiers doing in a civil war?
It seems best to hold them until it can be figured out what they were doing.
After all, if you caught someone in your house in the middle of the night, how would you react?