By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Tripoli, 14 September 2013:
There has been another mass breakout from a Libyan prison, this time from the Qadaiba jail . . .[restrict]in Ajdabiya. After setting fire to the building, 45 inmates managed to escaped on Friday in the ensuing chaos.
According to the Solidarity news agency, the prisoners managed to steal the keys from the guard in charge after the fire started.
The commander of Infantry Brigade 149, Colonel Bashir Abdel-Jabir, is quoted saying that his brigade managed to restore order at the jail and recapture six of the prisoners.
On 27 July, 1,200 inmates escaped from Benghazi’s main Kuwafiyah Prison during a prison riot. Despite notices of the fugitives’ names and photos being circulated at all border crossings and airports, only a handful have been recaptured.
There was an attempted mass breakout at Tripoli’s Ruwaimi Prison in Ain Zara on 26 August, but it was foiled by guards.