Zeidan rescued, not freed by captors, says government.
By Libya Herald staff.
The Prime Minister at the home in Fornaj or one of his liberators shortly after his rescue
Tripoli, 10 October 2013:
The Prime Minister was not released by his captors following negotiations with them, according to government spokesman Mohamed Yahya Kaabar: he was rescued after the headquarters in Fornaj of the Counter Crime Agency was stormed.
This version of events was confirmed by Haitham Tajouri, the Commander of the First Support Brigade who had been involved in trying to negotiate Ali Zeidan’s freedom. He has said that Ali Zeidan was freed after thuwar from Fornaj and elsewhere in Tripoli had stormed the place where he was held. According to Hashim Bishr, the head of Tripoli SSC, it was specifically local residents in Fornaj along with members of 106 Brigade who rescued the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister himself, speaking in a televised cabinet meeting to thank those who ensured his release, has also indicated that force was used to secure his freedom.
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