TRIPOLI, LIBYA (WKOW) –Libya's state news agency says Prime Minister Ali Zidan is free after being abducted by gunmen early Thursday morning.
Government Spokesman Mohammed Kaabar told the agency, LANA, that Zidan has been "set free" and was on his way to his office. The brief report did not reveal any other information.
Details are a little sketchy as to what happened to Ali Zidan but it appeared Libyan forced had intervened in some way and the abductors did not free Zidan voluntarily.
Hours earlier, Zidan was taken by gunmen before dawn from a Tripoli hotel where he resides. The abduction appeared to be in retaliation for the U.S. special forces' raid over the weekend that seized a Libyan al-Qaida suspect from the streets of the capital.
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