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Hijackers of Libyan jet surrender, hostages freed

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12-24-2016 10:15 BJT

The hijackers who diverted a Libyan air plane to Malta on Friday have surrendered peacefully, with all hostages released.  More than 100 people were aboard the Afriqiyah Airways aircraft, which was supposed to fly from Sebha in southwest Libya to the capital Tripoli.

The released people from the hijacked Libyan plane step off the plane at Malta International Airport, Valletta, Malta, on Dec. 23, 2016. The two hijackers of a Libyan internal flight have surrendered, searched and taken into custody at the Malta International Airport, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday on Twitter. (Xinhua/Mark Zammit Codina)

The released people from the hijacked Libyan plane step off the plane at Malta International Airport, Valletta, Malta, on Dec. 23, 2016. The two hijackers of a Libyan internal flight have surrendered, searched and taken into custody at the Malta International Airport, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday on Twitter. (Xinhua/Mark Zammit Codina)