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American Military Personnel Held Then Released In Libya

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State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told the Times the four were working on “security preparedness efforts” when they were taken into custody. They were reportedly detained not far from the main road to Tripoli, Libya's capital. 

The group was "believed to have been reviewing potential evacuation routes for diplomats when they were detained," according to the Times.