Afriqiyah Airways Women, children released from hijacked Libyan plane in Malta

Maltese government sources told AFP there were 118 people on board the plane, including seven crew.

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A group of hostages is released from a hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane in Malta on December 23, 2016 play

A group of hostages is released from a hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane in Malta on December 23, 2016

(AFP)
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Women and children are being released from the hijacked Libyan plane in Malta, the island's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Friday.

"First group of passengers, consisting of women and children, being released now," he said on Twitter.

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