Libyans Seize Passports of Two Americans – Hold Four Americans in Sabratha …Update: Libya Releases US Military Personnel

Libyan officials seized the passports of two Americans today near Aljalat, Libya today.
The two Americans are now being held in Sabratha.
The Visas were issued just two months ago in Washington DC.
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It is not yet clear what the two Americans, Benjamin MacDonald and Alexander Crabb, were doing in Aljalet.

UPDATE: FOX News reported four Americans were being held in Libya.

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.

Don’t worry guys. Obama has your back – just ask the survivors from Benghazi.

UPDATE: Libyan officials released the four Americans today.

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