Rebels in Libya hold British special forces-source

BENGHAZI, Libya - Rebels in eastern Libya

have captured members of the British special forces, but the
group are being treated well and the issue will be resolved
shortly, a source in the rebel movement said on Sunday.

The Sunday Times had earlier reported that Libyan rebels had

captured a British special forces unit in the east after a
secret diplomatic mission to make contact with opposition
leaders backfired.

"They (the rebel army) did capture some British special

forces. They could not ascertain if they were friends or foes.
For our safety we are holding them and we expect this situation
to be resolved soon," said the source in rebel-held Benghazi.