• Libya, November 04, 2017

    Local sources have confirmed the release of four workers a day after unknown gunmen kidnapped them in southern city of Obari. The men, three Turks and one German, were kidnapped as they arrived at the plant from a local airport. TR: The circumstances of their release were not made public and it is unclear if ransom was paid in return for their release. (xinhuanet.com, 5 November 2017)

  • Libya, November 03, 2017

    At around 11:30 a.m. local time, a group of unknown gunmen kidnapped four workers from a gas power plant in the southern Libyan city of Obari located about 1100 km/ 688 mils south of the capital Tripoli. The hostages include three Turks and one German, were kidnapped as they arrived at the state-owned Libyan General Electricity Company power plant from the local airport. According to an unnamed  security source at the Obari Security Directorate two engineers of the Turkish company Enca Technik and a German expert from Siemens, were kidnapped by gunmen in two civilian cars intercepted them at the plant gate and took them to an unknown location. The source added that the motive behind the kidnapping was likely for ransom. (xinhuanet.com, 4 November 2017)