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UK team released by Libyan rebels

A British diplomatic team detained by Libyan rebels in Benghazi have been freed and have left the country, the Foreign Office has said.

The BBC understands the men left Benghazi on board the Royal Navy frigate HMS Cumberland.

Meanwhile Libyan state television has broadcast what it says is a recording of a phone call between Britain's Ambassador to Libya, and a rebel spokesman.

The BBC's Jon Leyne reports from Benghazi.

  • 06 Mar 2011
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