By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli/Benghazi, 15 November 2015:
Sources in Derna have claimed that the US airstrike on Derna yesterday did not kill . . .[restrict]the intended target, Abu Nabil Al-Anbari, the Iraqi-born deputy leader of the Islamic State (IS) internationally who was leading the terror group Libya.
The sources said, however, that ten IS fighters had been killed in the Fataieh area south east of the town where IS has been holed up since being forced out of Derna in June. There had been two US raids, they told the Libya Herald, the first in Wadi al Khabtah and Wadi Bint where IS have been storing they weapons and ammunition. The second, two hours later, was on the Fataieh area, were the fighters were killed.
The Pentagon yesterday said that it was “reasonably sure” that Al-Anbari had been killed. However, the Derna sources claimed that he was not in the town at the time. He had been in Sirte but it was thought that he had left the country.
It is claimed that he arrived in Libya some months ago from Turkey by private boat which none of the various navies off the coasts of Libya intercepted. [/restrict]