Oil firm lists nationalities of Islamic State abductees in Libya

March 11, 2015 3:49 PM

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VIENNA (Reuters) - The nationalities of foreigners abducted by Islamic State militants in Libya last week were listed as four Filipinos, two Bangladeshis, one Austrian, one Czech and one Ghanaian by the firm managing the oilfield where they worked.

The March 6 attack on the al-Ghani oilfield marked a new phase in the violence in Libya where rival factions are battling for control. The militants made no financial or political demands as armed groups often do, but beheaded security guards and abducted workers in an apparent show of strength.

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