Photo Gallery: The Odd Conflict between Switzerland and Libya
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Photo Gallery: The Odd Conflict between Switzerland and Libya

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The Secret Battle of Lazzarotto An Insider's Look at the Libyan-Swiss Hostage Crisis

It was one of the strangest diplomatic stand-offs in recent memory: After Swiss police arrested the son of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya abducted two Swiss businessmen. According to US diplomatic cables, the challenge proved almost too great for Switzerland.