Many Libyans were shocked to hear the voice of Seif al-Islam Qaddafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar after he made a public appearance at a hotel in the capital, Tripoli on Tuesday.
Footage aired on international media showed Seif in central Tripoli in the early hours surrounded by his supporters a day after the National Transitional Council said they had captured him.
Ahmed Mekbassy a Benghazi resident was frustrated to know that Qaddafi sons have still not been apprehended.
"The National Transitional Council announced that Seif al-Islam was captured and this was confirmed by the adviser Mustafa Abdel Jelil and we were all happy that men like these had been captured but we were surprised to see a news bulletin by Al-Arabiya that Seif is safe in (Bab) al-Aziziyah (compound). This is clearly a contradiction but this doesn't spell the end. We didn't fight for the sake of (capturing) Seif, but because we wanted to liberate all of Libya and Seif, sooner or later, will face justice."
"We want to know exactly how Seif managed to escape. Was he arrested by the revolutionaries and released by them? What we knew was that Seif was captured but a number of channels proved otherwise and then he appeared in new pictures. It is a confusing issue and I don't know what else to say. God willing, it will eventually work out. If he was captured or not, released or not, escaped or not, it doesn’t matter as the day will come when we will catch him," said resident Khaled al-Ogily.
Earlier, Qaddafi’s eldest son Mohammed who was placed under house arrest on Sunday was freed by loyalist forces a day after the rebels' captured Tripoli.
Since the news broke that Qaddafi’s sons are not in detention, those who supported the Libyan leader have gained some boost to their fight – but one does not know how long that will last.