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William Hague: Misunderstanding over special forces

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has confirmed to MPs in the Commons that he authorised a special forces mission in Libya, which ended in withdrawal.

Six soldiers and two Foreign Office officials were detained for two days in eastern Libya but were released on Sunday and have left the country.

He said there had been a misunderstanding about their role.

  • 07 Mar 2011
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