On Sunday the head of programming for a state-owned TV channel, Ali Salem, became the latest figure to be abducted in Tripoli. Kidnappings reportedly remain a frequent occurrence against a backdrop of volatile security.

From the Libya Herald

The kidnappings continue, particularly in Tripoli

Ali Salem, head of programming at the state-owned Al-Watania TV was seized by unidentified gunmen at around 10am. His wife told Alwasat that she heard a noise outside.

“I found him struggling with an unknown armed group, who forced him go with them,” she said.  “I asked them to take his car and leave him alone but they answered that they want him for investigations.”


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