Three Dutch soldiers were in captivity in Libya, after a failed rescue mission to them and they fall into the hands of parts loyal to Muammar Gaddafi said on Thursday the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
The incident happened Sunday near Sirte it, but so far has been kept secret so as not to be endangered soldiers, added the spokesman Otte Beeksma.
Are captured crew of the helicopter took off from the ship "Tromp", tasked to evacuate a Dutchman and a citizen of Durga European country that currently does not specify.
According Beeksma civilians were released and taken to the Dutch Embassy in Tripoli, then left the country.
The soldiers still captive and are conducting intensive negotiations with the regime of Gaddafi for their release.