10 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced relief at the release of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan of Libya, who was abducted earlier today, and noted that acts of violence are increasing and security is worsening in the North African nation.
The American commando operation that snatched a suspected leader of Al Qaeda from his neighborhood in Tripoli, while successful, does not offer a permanent strategy to the threat from extremists in Libya.
The brief detention of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has highlighted the power of the militias set up to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which still prevent the government from exercising control.
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was released by his militia kidnappers after a few hours
Libyan’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaks to the media during a news conference in Rabat, Morocco, on Tuesday, two days before he was abducted.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has called on Western powers to help stop the spread of militancy in his country.
Gunmen have attacked a military checkpoint south-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli killing 15 soldiers, the authorities say.
Analysts warn attacks on embassies reduce Libya’s ability to access much needed foreign assistance.
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