By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 15 January 2017:
The nephew of Ali Salabi, the man considered to be the ideological brains of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya has been killed in Benghazi while fighting with the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council.
A family member today confirmed to this newspaper that 17 year-old Mohamed Salabi died in fighting against the Libyan National Army three days ago. The circumstances of his death are unclear.
His father Osama Salabi is a leading cleric and his uncle Ali last March backed the Libya-Libya dialogue insisting that Libyans were moderates.
Salabi said that if Libya was to destroy the growing threat of terrorism there had to be a national unity government agreed by all Libyans, not one appointed by foreigners who were not interested in the good of Libya.
Mohamed was also the nephew of Ismail Salabi, one of the Benghazi’s main Islamist leaders and a former commander of the Libya Shield No. 1 battalion.
This article has been updated to include details of Ismail Salabi.