By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 13 October 2015:
The top IS leader in Libya is reported to have been captured this morning in a . . .[restrict]raid on a house in Derna.
Few details of the operation are available but the Derna Shoura Council says that Murad Al-Sabaa, whom it described as “the most important IS leader” in the country had been captured when a “special unit raided a house in morning in Derna’s Ghazi district.
It is understood that Sabaa was alone in the property and may have opened fire when the building was entered.
Sabaa is suspected of assassinations in Benghazi and Derna and of carrying out kidnaps for ransom. It is reported that last year he was arrested and held in Kweifiyah prison, from where he managed to escape with the help of Ansar Al-Sharia. [/restrict]