Eastern Libyan authorities found a body of an unidentified man; hands tied, in a forest in Al-Abyar near Benghazi.

Policemen arrived at the scene of the incident in Al-Abyar, then they took the body to Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi for forensic testing.

Last August, a headless body with marks of gunshots and torture - handcuffed - was found in Benghazi. The body was of Ahmed Al-Kawafi who was part of Saiqa Force's media office.

Activists said the body found in Al-Abyar could be of the former commander of Khalifa Haftar's forces operations room in Tripoli war, Abdelsalam Al-Hassi, who has been laying low since he was defeated in Gharyan last June.

The activists compared the body and Al-Hassi's body structure as well as haircut despite the fact that the face of the body was completed deformed.

UAE-funded Al-Marsad newspaper, which is loyal to Haftar, posted "a phone call" made by Al-Hassi debunking his death.

On October 26 2017, Al-Abyar near Benghazi was the scene where 36 bodies were found with their hands tied and gunshots in their heads. Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, who is wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, was accused of carrying out that atrocious massacre.