Mayor of Ghadames Municipality, Jamal Al-Aswad has said that they have received information confirming the safety of the six doctors abducted by a group of armed men from Zintan city.

Al-Aswad told Libya Al-Ahrar channel that he expects the doctors to be released in the coming hours.

Communications were made with the dignitaries of Zintan and an operating room was formed by Ghadames Municipality in order to follow up the matter, according to the mayor.

He also expressed regret over the kidnapping of the six doctors who were on the way to Ghadames to provide services and surgery to the city's residents.