Libya – Ali Zeidan, who served as prime minister from 2012-2014, has been detained by members of pro-government Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade from the Victoria hotel in the capital. According to unconfirmed reports, the Brigade was acting under a warrant from Attorney General Sadiq Sour.
Analysis: It is unclear if Zeidan has been detained by Libyan officials in Tripoli or kidnapped by militia groups. In 2013, then Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was abducted and held for several hours by former rebels after being taken from the Corinthia hotel where he lived. A group known as the Operations Room of Libya’s Revolutionaries claimed responsibility, announcing that they had “arrested” the prime minister. The group blamed Zeidan’s government for playing a role in a raid by US Special Forces that captured senior Al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi.