Libyan Prime Minister Kidnapped/Update

Libyan interim prime minister

Tripoli, Oct 9 2013: According to the press release issued by the Libyan government, the interim Prime Minister of Libya, Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped by masked gunmen from his house in Tripoli. His coalition government has little control over the law and order situation in the country. Ali Zeidan, according to a news item published in New York Times, has been captured by the unknown group to avenge the secret raid by the United States forces to successfully capture Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Raqui. Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Raqui was on the most wanted list of the CIA, and there was a reward money of $5 million on whoever provided information and helped in his capture.

Ali Zeidan, was serving in the Human Rights Organization in Geneva, when in fall of 2012 he was called to Libya to head a coalition government. He also headed a group, mainlyly composed of exiled Libyans the National Front for the Salvation of Libya.

Update: The kidnapped Interim Prime Minister of Libya, Ali Zeidan, was released by the unknown kidnappers. The sole demand of the unknown kidnappers was that Ali Zeidan resigns from the post of prime minister of Libya. The puzzling aspect of the whole incident is that Ali Zeidan was neither killed nor even tortured by his captors, nothing short of a miracle in such situations.

Written by: Iftikhar Tariq Khanzada

The New York Times

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