Libya Prime Minister Kidnapped, Released

Armed men who grabbed the prime minister called it an arrest.
1:42 | 10/10/13

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Let's get to the latest on the libyan prime minister and that chaos in the capital there. He has just been freed. Abc's martha raddatz is in washington and tracking the very latest. This is a fast developing story. Good morning, martha. Reporter: Good morning, robin. He has been released. But this does show how chaotic things are in libya right now. Think about it. For more than six hours overnight, the libyan government did not know where its prime minister was. After dozens of armed men came to a luxury tripoli hotel and grabbed him. Just a few weeks ago, prime minister ali zeidan was at the u.N. General assembly with john kerry. A few months ago, he was at the g-8 with president obama and other world leaders. He returns to his country and is taken by ampled men. The men who grabbed him are believed to be a part of the coalition of militias that serve as the government security forces. And they were calling it an arrest. It is so chaotic with what you described. Many are speculating what happened here with the abduction and the release, is it in retaliation to what the u.S. Libyan forces, what happened over the weekend? Reporter: A spokesman for the militia says it was was of the cooperation with the u.S., For the seizure of anas al libi. There were reports from unnamed u.S. Government officials that the libyan government did cooperate in that raid. And the militias did not like that. So, this does appear to be retaliation for that, robin. It does seem to be. I know you're going to stay on top of it, martha. Thank you very much.

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