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Libya sentences ex-Soviet ‘mercenaries’ who fought for Gadhafi

A military court handed stiff prison terms to 19 Ukrainians, three nationals from Belarus and two Russians accused of serving as mercenaries for ousted leader Muammar Gadhafi in Libya's conflict last year.

Special to CAIRO — Libya has determined that nationals from former Soviet republics served as mercenaries for the late Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Officials said the National Transitional Council identified and arrested a range of Russian and other nationals as fighters for Gadhafi in the war in 2011. The officials said many of them operated [...]

June 6th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Belarus,Exclusives,Libya,Mideast,Russia,Top Stories,Ukraine,World Links | Read More »

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