Hostages Taken in the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli

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January 27, 2015
Tripoli, Libya

Video shows Libyan Special Deterrent Force, staging outside the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli where gunmen are holding hostages.

According to the Transterra contributor a bomb exploded outside the hotel after the gunmen entered the building. He says that according to witnesses there are at least 3 gunmen aged between 20 and 30 and clean shaven.

The video also shows what is believed to be a security camera photo of one of the gunmen inside the hotel.

A Twitter account linked to Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.