An unknown armed group kidnapped an ex-Libyan prime minister Ali Zidane on Sunday afternoon while he was in a hotel in Tripoli.
According to the Anatolia correspondent, an armed group riding four-wheel drive vehicles raided the "Orient Hotel" in central Tripoli - where he was living - Zidane.
According to the same source, the armed group took Zidane to an unknown destination, without immediately identifying the group and the reason for the abduction of the former prime minister.
Ali Zaidan, 66, is a Libyan politician and Prime Minister of Libya since November 14, 2012 and March 11, 2014, after the National General Conference (the first post-revolutionary elected parliament toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011) And the appointment of Defense Minister Abdullah al-Thani as prime minister until the election of a new prime minister.
When he was prime minister, he was abducted on 10 October 2013 by an armed militia known as the "Libyan Revolutionary Operations Room", where his abductors kidnapped him from his hotel in Tripoli, to be freed hours later.
After his dismissal from office, the man left the country despite being prevented from traveling by decision of the Attorney-General on charges of involvement in the embezzlement of public funds; a decision Zidane described at the time as politically motivated.
Zidane returned to Libya in June 2014 and announced his support for the armed campaign launched by Libyan General Khalifa Hafer in May of the same year against groups of rebels who helped topple Gaddafi.
Since the overthrow of Qadhafi in 2011, Libya has witnessed a political split and a struggle for power, accompanied by a security chaos that has led to the formation of armed militants and self-sufficiency in some areas. While battalions have joined governments that came to power after the revolution, others have refused, on her.
Three governments are fighting for power in Libya, two of them in Tripoli (west), the government of the "Salvation", and the government of the "National Accord" backed by the United Nations, in addition to the "white" interim government.