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Airstrikes kill two Serbian embassy staffers in Libya

It is speculated that the two Serbian staffers who were held hostages by the Islamic state(IS) since November have been killed on Friday when US continued airstrikes on a training camp which was run by IS.

Foreign minister Ivica Dacic, recognized the two as Sladjana Stankovic, a communications officer, and Jovica Stepic, a driver.

He also believe that the ambassador also came under the attack near the coastal Libyan city of Sabra.

“We got the information, including photos, which clearly show that this is most probably true,” Dacic said.

Dacic said Serbia had been working to get the hostages back as they knew where they had been captivated. Libyan troops were taking out an operation to liberate them.

“I believe we had been close to the solution for them to be freed. Unfortunately, as a consequence of the attack against ISIS in Libya, the two of them lost their lives,” Dacic said.

“We will seek official explanation from both Libya and the United States about the available facts and the selection of targets,” stated the Serbian minister.

“On the other hand, the American administration said it was an (ISIS) training camp,” Dacic said. “This is information that has to be checked.”

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