TRIPOLI, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Libya has freed 10 kidnapped Syrians, including children, in the region of Riqdalin, some 120 km west of the capital Tripoli, the country's Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
During the operation, Libyan security arrested three individuals, all with previous criminal records, in an abandoned house in Riqdalin, said the statement, adding that the suspects kidnapped the Syrians for ransom.
It noted that the kidnappers have been referred to the public prosecution for legal procedures and trial.
Libya has been suffering escalating violence and unrest since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011. ■