GlobalPost reports Libyan officials confirm they have GlobalPost freelance contributor James Foley and three other foreign journalists in their custody. The four journalists are expected to be taken to Tripoli and then released, according to several sources in Libya.
Musa Ibrahim, the chief spokesman for the government of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, said the four journalists are being held by the Libyan military and said they would be treated decently, transported to Tripoli and released, according to Western journalists in Tripoli. Ibrahim made the announcement at a press conference Thursday night.
Further confirmation came from Gaddafi’s son Saadi who spoke to former U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon, who is in Tripoli. “Saadi has assured me that he will personally act on their behalf immediately,” said Weldon, in an email to GlobalPost.