July 16th, 2012
12:06 PM ET

Libya's Olympic chief kidnapped

The president of the Libyan Olympic Committee has been kidnapped, the committee said Monday.

Ahmad Nabil al-Alam was taken in central Tripoli on Sunday, the organization said.

He was followed by two vehicles and then seized by unidentified gunmen around 4 p.m., the committee said.

The identity and motive of the kidnappers were not immediately known.

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  1. banasy©

    Is somebody ticked off they didn't make the team?

    July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |

    What's a quizling Lybyan going for these days?
    The last militia group that occupief an airport , took a full scale military operation to dislodge.
    Seems those leaders of geoups not in favor of US NATO and UN picking and choosing just who got to run for office chosen to run thr non elected branches all got arrested for boiving disagreement.
    The rebels at at airport just wanted their leaders released.
    Government of and for thr people chosen by foreign nations, economic democracy in action.

    July 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
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