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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Flights resume at Malta International Airport after Libya-bound plane hijacked earlier Friday landed at airport and standoff ended peacefully - AP

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says forensic exams show weapons used in Libya-bound airplane hijack are replica weapons - @JosephMuscat_JM

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says Libya-bound plane hijackers had a pistol, one hand grenade on them; 2nd pistol also found onboard plane - AP

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

More: Hijackers on Libya-bound plane diverted to Malta led away in handcuffs after surrendering - AP

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Final crew members and hijackers aboard hijacked Libyan flight diverted to Malta leaving plane - @JosephMuscat_JM

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Libya plane hijackers asking for asylum in Malta, minister says - @AFP

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Alleged hijacker of Libyan plane that landed in Malta tells Libyan TV he is head of pro-Gaddafi party - Reuters

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Passenger says men who hijacked Libyan plane demanded creation of pro-Muammar Gaddafi party, Libyan lawmaker says - Reuters

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

2 Pilots remain inside hijacked plane in Malta after its diversion from Libya - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Editor's note: Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is tweeting live updates on the hijacking situation in Malta and says that all passengers on the plane have been released along with some crew members. Muscat says that potentially two hijackers and some crew remain on the plane. We're watching for updates. - Andrew

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

More: Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says crew members being released from hijacked plane in Malta - @JosephMuscat_JM

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

More: Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says additional 44 passengers are being released from hijacked plane in Malta - @JosephMuscat_JM

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

More: Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says 65 passengers released in hijacking of plane that landed in Malta en route to Libya - @JosephMuscat_JM

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says release of second group of 25 passengers underway in hijacking in Malta - @JosephMuscat_JM

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Malta's prime minister says more people are preparing to disembark from hijacked plane that landed in Malta in addition to 25 already released - AP

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says 25 passengers from hijacked plane that landed in Malta have been released - Reuters

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Malta's prime minister says the first group of passengers, consisting of women and children, being released from hijacked plane now - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Passengers have begun disembarking from hijacked plane on ground in Malta after hijackers forced plane to ground while en route to Libya - AP

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

Photo: Authorities bring stairs to open door of hijacked plane in Malta; unclear if deal has been reached - @teleSURtv

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Afriqiyah Airways airplane hijack, Dec. 23, 2016

An Afriqiyah Airways official says the hijacked flight bound for Libya headed first to Malta then flew toward Tripoli, Libya, before heading back to Malta - AP

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