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Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday

Government officials say they released the fighters because the young prisoners are victims themselves.

In Libya, dozens of captured teenage fighters have been released as part of an amnesty for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

They were among hundreds taken prisoner during renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s failed battle to seize the capital, Tripoli.

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from al-Zawiya.