A US strike on an Islamic State jihadist camp in Libya killed two Serbian embassy employees who were kidnapped in the area in November, Serbia’s foreign minister said Saturday.

“Unfortunately as a consequence of this attack on the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, the two of them lost their lives,” Ivica Dacic told reporters, referring to Friday’s air strike.

Embassy communications chief Sladjana Stankovic and her driver Jovica Stepic were kidnapped on November 8 in the coastal city of Sabratha, 70 kilometres (42 miles) west of Tripoli, from a convoy of cars heading to the Tunisian border.

The US strike, which targeted a jihadist training camp near Sabratha, killed dozens of people, probably including Noureddine Chouchane, a senior IS group operative behind attacks in Tunisia, US officials said Friday.

It was the second US air raid in the violence-wracked North African country targeting the fast-expanding jihadist group in the past three months.

Belgrade maintains an embassy in Tripoli, and Serbian citizens, mostly doctors and other medical staff as well as construction workers, have been working in Libya for decades due to close bilateral relations during Qaddafi’s regime.

 

AFP

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Elena Juki Bekić
Elena Juki Bekić
2016-02-20 11:43

rip

Стефан Стаменковић
Стефан Стаменковић
2016-02-20 11:51

@leithfadel f*****g Americans.

wt baker
wt baker
2016-02-20 14:48

Do not generalize your condemnations. It has been the BUSH/OBAMA regimes doing this while Americans are being killed on our streets, thrown out of their homes, having their lives destroyed by unemployment and drugs. If you want all this killing to stop in the world direct your anger in the right direction; the British Empire. It is the British System that is destroying my nation by putting their stooges in charge to conduct war against nations that are not my enemies.

Alexandru Candet
Alexandru Candet
2016-02-20 13:18

Rima

Rima Karan
Rima Karan
2016-02-20 15:09

Perhaps ,if they were kept nearby or in the same house . However ,not big deal . During the revolution Serbian pilots and snipers ,together with Russians were killing our rebels and people ,defending Gaddafi . After the revolution Serbia sales weapons to the terrorists and once even to Libyan army . So ,businep has neither morals nor principles .

Rima Karan
Rima Karan
2016-02-20 15:15

Don’t lean so much on Al Masdar news , Assad his media or the one who serves his propaganda . They banned me to open their articles . Just now found it out . .

Paulo Pablo
Paulo Pablo
2016-02-20 13:50
Ron Chandler
Ron Chandler
2016-02-20 15:03

So far, so bad…

Amin
Amin
2016-02-20 15:54

Now imagine Russian had killed these Serbians. That case, all of the Western countries were criticizing Russian role in Libya.

madmax
madmax
2016-02-20 19:18

i see a rainbow!