War & Conflicts Discussions => Lybia Civil War 2011- => Topic started by: Rattler on 23 September 2011, 20:37:05

Title: British, French and Quatari Mercs captured by Pro-Ghadaffis?
Post by: Rattler on 23 September 2011, 20:37:05
At least that is a rumour Peter Vine reports in an article (http://www.warisboring.com/2011/09/23/peters-atlantic-round-up-40/) in the "War Is Boring"blog:

The role played by mercenaries on both sides of the conflict in Libya has become clearer after claims that British, French and Qatari mercs had been captured by pro-Gadhafi forces near Bani Walid, one of the few remaining strongholds of the North African strongman.

The “technical experts” were reportedly amongst 17 captured during fighting over the past few days.

So far news on the situation has been sparse, with both the Foreign Office in Britain and the French Foreign Ministry saying they have no information, while NATO says none of its servicemen have been captured.

He refers to an article published in the Telegraph reporting such claims: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8772710/Libya-Gaddafi-forces-claim-to-have-captured-British-mercenaries.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8772710/Libya-Gaddafi-forces-claim-to-have-captured-British-mercenaries.html)

This would be a heavy setback for the credibility of NATO as this definitely is not covered by the mandate from the UN...