“Leading Benghazi militant commander” captured

By Libya Herald reporter.


Ibrahim Bunuwara (in blue) photoed with members of Saiqa Brigade

Benghazi, 28 July 2017:

A man said to be one of Ansar Al-Sharia’s top commanders in Benghazi’s Sidi Akhribesh before it finally fell is now in the hands of the Libyan National Army.

Ibrahim Bunuwara has appeared in a photo posted online by dressed in blue, beside notorious Saiqa Special Forces commander Mahmoud Warfali, who has repeatedly appeared in apparent execution videos of captives. The most recent one went viral earlier this week.

In an unusual development, though, it appears that he was not captured in Benghazi or anywhere in the east but in Khoms, west of Tripoli where he had fled. It is not clear how he was then moved to Benghazi. There are suggestions that he was sent with the knowledge and approval of Misratan forces who want

The LNA has meanwhile warned that the last remnants of the Islamist fighters may be wearing suicide vests.

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