Serbia: 2 hostages believed killed in US airstrikes in Libya

Serbia’s foreign minister says two Serbian embassy staffers who had been held hostage since November are believed to have been killed in Friday’s U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State camp in western Libya.

Minister Ivica Dacic on Saturday identified the two as Sladjana Stankovic, a communications officer, and Jovica Stepic, a driver. They were snatched in November after their diplomatic convoy, including the ambassador, came under fire near the coastal Libyan city of Sabratha.

Speaking at a news conference in Belgrade, Dacic said information about the deaths was given to Serbia by foreign officials but has not yet been confirmed by the Libyan government.

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