Benghazi brigade leaders refute allegations of involvement in assassinations

Tripoli, 19 December:

Six prominent Islamist leaders have publicly denied their involvement in the assassination of senior security officers in Benghazi, following a report by the Libya Herald on Sunday.

The group have alleged a conspiracy against them intended to undermine the 17 February revolution.

Following last week’s arrest of a suspect in the assassinations, a senior police officer in Benghazi informed the Libya Herald that the man had implicated as many as seven leading Islamists, and provided the names of six of them.

The officer stressed, however, that the man’s testimony . . .

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