A group known as Saraya Nalut from the Nafusa Mountain region in western Libya released twelve young Tunisians from Tataouine Governorate who were captured by one of their patrols on Monday in the buffer zone near the Tunisian town of Dehiba, four kilometers west of the border of Libya.

A Tunisian news agency reported on Wednesday that the group demanded that one of their members, who was captured last Friday by the Tunisian military border patrols in the buffer zone, be released in exchange for the release of the Tunisians.