A U.S. Air Force veteran held captive for six weeks by the Libyan military amid allegations that he was a hired mercenary was freed by the U.S. government on Tuesday, the Washington Post first
Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, prior to testifying before the House Oversight Committee hearing examining the mission and performance of the private military contractor Blackwater in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Associated Press/Susan Walsh)
U.S. Marines in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord. Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Austin/U.S. Navy
The U.S. forces in Libya are temporarily leaving as the security situation on the ground has grown "increasingly complex and unpredictable," the head of U.S. Africa Command, Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, said in a statement on Sunday.