British team leaves Libya after 'difficulties': ministry

6th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain said Sunday that a "small diplomatic team" who were reportedly being held in Benghazi after trying to "initiate contacts" with opposition rebels had left Libya after experiencing "difficulties."

"I can confirm that a small British diplomatic team has been in Benghazi," Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement.

"The team went to Libya to initiate contacts with the opposition. They experienced difficulties, which have now been satisfactorily resolved. They have now left Libya."

© 2011 AFP

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