SAS captured in Libya 'This is no way to conduct yourself during an uprising'
"They were carrying espionage equipment, reconnaissance equipment, multiple passports and weapons. This is no way to conduct yourself during an uprising.
"Gaddafi is bringing in thousands of mercenaries to kill us, most are using foreign passports and how do we know who these people are?
"They say they're British nationals and some of the passports they have are British. But the Israelis used British passports to kill that man in Dubai last year."
Rebel leaders claimed the captives were being treated well and would be released as soon as the British government vouched for their identity with the rebel command.