Tripoli, 29 May 2013:
Sebha Airport reopened again today after a joint statement was issued by the local council, elders and civil society organisations condemning the kidnapping on Sunday in Tripoli of Alashae Mehdi, head of the Qatrun Martyrs Brigade, which is based in the southern town.
It was closed yesterday by a group of Tebus in protest at the disappearance of Mehdi from his Tripoli hotel on Sunday.
There is still no official news of Mehdi although there are reports of him being held at a location on the airport road.
A group of Tebus and Arabs are due to travel tomorrow from Sebha to Tripoli to meet with the government on the issue.