By Libya Herald staff.
Benghazi, 1 March 2014:
An air force wing commander has become the latest military official to be murdered in . . .[restrict]Benghazi. Wanis Masoud Barghathi, a member of the air force’s electronic support unit, was killed when unknown gunmen shot him in the head on Friday evening. He was rushed to the city’s Hawari hospital but pronounced dead on arrival, a doctor told the Libya Herald.
He was the 37th person to be murdered in the city in February according to security sources.
On Thursday, the body of a man named as Abdul Jalil Zatoot was taken Benghazi Medical Centre. According to a doctor, the face and chest of the 55-year-old had been burned and the body bore signs of torture.
The same day, there was a reported attempt to murder a local Libyan Airlines employee. Hassan Shafi, 65, was rushed to hospital after gunmen shot in the city’s Hawari district. He is reported to be in a stable condition. [/restrict]