2 Italians freed from Islamic State in western Libya

March 4, 2016 10:00 AM

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BENGHAZI, Libya – The head of Sabratha council says two Italian hostages have been freed from Islamic State group custody in a western Libyan city.

Hussein al-Zawadi told The Associated Press that Gino Pollicardo and Filippo Calcagno were freed Friday from in a house in a northwestern district of Sabratha. The area has seen fierce fighting between IS fighters and Sabratha's local forces.

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