LNA Spox announces killing of "ISIS leader in North Africa"

Alwasat Staff Wed 23 Sep 2020, 09:33 PM
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The spokesman for the Libyan National Army's (LNA) General Command, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, announced on Wednesday, the killing of the emir of the "ISIS" organization in North Africa during a operation in the Abd Al-Kafi neighborhood in the city of Sebha on September 14th.

Al-Mismari had previously announced that the dead man was the leader of the "ISIS" organization in Libya, known as Abu Abdullah al-Libi. However, he returned today, and confirmed that after completing the investigations and arresting another ISIS operative, "it became clear that the dead man was Abu Moaz Al-Iraqi, also called Abu Abdullah Al-Iraqi, who is the leader of ISIS in North Africa." Alwasat was not able to verify this information from independent sources.

He pointed out that Al-Iraqi "entered Libya on September 12, 2014 with another militant, Abdulaziz Al-Anbari with forged Libyan passports through Turkey. Al-Anbari was assigned at that time an emir of the organization in Libya and Abu Abdullah as an assistant to him on the direct assignment of ISIS leader at the time, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi."

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