By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 18 March 2014:
Another man believed to have Islamist affiliations has been killed in Derna.
Mohammed Al-Douri was shot . . .[restrict]last night and his body was found in the mountain region of Derna, a source close to Derna Local Council told the Libya Herald.
He was described by some Libyan news outlets today as a high-ranking leader of Islamic extremists.
Douri was said to have been close to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Sufian Bin Qumu who, in January, was named by the US State Department as one of three “most wanted” leaders of terrorist organisations.
Under the old regime, both men were implicated in criminal activities, the source said. He added that Douri spent time in Algeria before returning to Libya, where he was imprisoned. He was apparently one of many prisoners freed during the revolution.
Yesterday’s killing is the latest attack on Islamists in the east of the country, which started after an unknown group in Benghazi published a “hit-list” of extremists it said it would execute.
Last week, four men, who were also said to be Islamists, were shot dead and a further two injured at a farmhouse near Derna. [/restrict]