Foreigners seized by ISIL in Libya

ISIL militants kidnapped by a group of foreigners.

Foreigners seized by ISIL in Libya

World Bulletin / News Desk

ISIL militants in Libya seized a group of foreigners at the al-Ghani oilfieldlast week, a spokesman for the Austrian foreign ministry said citing "secure information" on Monday, adding that they were alive when taken.

There has been no sign since of the nine oil workers from Austria, the Czech republic, Bangladesh, thePhilippines and at least one African country who went missing, the spokesman said.

"We know that they were not injured when they were transported away from the al-Ghani oilfield," the spokesman said, adding Austria had information the group was taken by ISIL militants.

Foreigners have increasingly become targets in Libya's turmoil, where two rival governments are battling for control and Islamic extremists have grown in the chaos that followed Muammar Gaddafi's ouster four years ago.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Mart 2015, 13:50