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Via Fox News:

Four U.S. military personnel are being held in Libyan government custody, the State Department said Friday night.

The circumstances and location of their detention were not immediately clear.

“We are seeking to further ascertain the facts and ensure their release,” said State Department spokesman Jen Psaki. “We are in touch with Libyan officials on this issue.”

The New York Times reported the episode appeared to have taken place in a tourist area about an hour’s drive from the capital of Tripoli and that the region was generally considered friendly to Westerners.

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