Libya releases 90 Islamists with ties to Al Qaeda

April 9th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by admin  

Tripoli (Libya), April 9 (DPA) Libya has released 90 suspected radical Islamists with ties to the terrorist network Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, with the intention of convincing them to support a modern Libyan state. The release was the result of mediation by the Gaddafi Foundation for Welfare and Development, which conducted a dialogue with the extremists.

The foundation is headed by Seif al-Islam, the son of Libyan President Moamer Gaddafi. The dialogue reportedly was able to convince the extremists to commit themselves to a modern Libya.

The released suspects comprised about one-third of the members of the group of the “Fighting Union for Libya”.

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