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Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Hundreds of Islamist militants were among the prisoners freed from a notorious Tripoli prison this week, according to a former Libyan jihadist.
Benotman said many of the militants released are pro-al Qaeda.
Gadhafi's regime imprisoned thousands of suspected pro-al Qaeda militants after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq stoked radicalization in Libya, especially in its impoverished eastern provinces.
Originally posted by kyred
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
Doesn't surprise me. After all, aren't some of the rebels that NATO has been supporting also said to be members of al Qaida?