'NY Times' journalists released from Libyan custody

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Libya releasedfour New York Times journalists on Monday, nearly a week afterthey had been captured by Libyan forces while covering theconflict there, although three journalists for other outletsremained missing.

The release had been in the works since Thursday, withTurkey serving as intermediary between the US and Libyangovernments.

The four, who had been allowed to speak to their familieson Thursday, were released to the Turkish embassy in Tripoliand later arrived safely in Tunisia, the Times said.

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