By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 17 June 2014:
Operation Dignity played no part in the US seizure of Ahmed Bukhatallah on Sunday, nor did . . .[restrict]it know anything about the plan beforehand, the Dignity spokesman, Mohammed Hejazi told the Libya Herald this evening.
Hejazi denied any knowledge of the operation. When asked how this could be, when he had claimed several times that Operation Dignity had “eyes and ears” all over Benghazi, Hejazi declined to comment.
He said however that Ansar Sharia: “has no arms and no legs. They were powerless in the face of the US operation and were unable to resist”.
This evening there were reports that Bukhatallah’s family were claiming that he was still at his home in Old Leythi and had not been seized by the Americans. This story has been picked up and carried by both Aljazeera TV and radio. [/restrict]