LNA Spox says Emir of ISIS in Libya killed during 7-hour battle

Alwasat - Cairo 2 days
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The spokesman for Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, announced the killing of the Emir of ISIS in Libya, Abu Abdullah, in an operation west of Sebha on Monday.

Al-Mismari said, in a press conference, that information was received about the existence of a terrorist cell stationed in the Abd Al-Kafi neighborhood in Sebha, adding that the 116th infantry battalion clashed with the group in a continuous seven-hour battle.

According to al-Mismari, the battle ended with the elimination of nine terrorists and the arrest of two women. One woman from Benghazi, Sanaa Abdul Hadi Salem, born in 1980, the wife of the "ISIS terrorist" Othman al-Abbar, who was killed in the operation, and the other woman is the wife of the Emir of ISIS in Libya, an Egyptian named Najla Mahmoud Afifi Hussein.

He pointed out that several other people were arrested, including a Libyan, three Saudis, an Egyptian, a Sudanese, a Nigerian, and another from the Ivory Coast.

Al-Mismari stressed that the investigations did not reveal the name of the leader of the organization who was killed, called "Abu Abdullah," his real name was not known, "even his wife does not know his real name."