Benghazi’s former mayor reportedly kidnapped

Ahmed Areibi – Former Benghazi Mayor (Photo: Internet)

Sources from Lamloud Land neighborhood in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi reported that the former mayor of the city Ahmed Areibi had been kidnapped from his house, along with his son. 

Areibi’s sister said on her facebook page after the kidnap on Tuesday that the mayor and his son were abducted by military fighters in five vehicles.

Other sources said he was arrested by the Brigade 106 led by Khalifa Haftar’s son, without giving details why he was arrested.

Areibi was mayor of Benghazi as part of the eastern Interim Government of Abdullah Al-Thanni.

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