Eyewitnesses confirmed the killing of the commander of the so-called Sabha security room of Haftar's forces, Ahmed Gaddafi, after being shot on Saturday morning by unknown gunmen riding a car with tinted windows.

Sources from Sabha denied that the assassination was based on political motives, saying the murder was likely for criminal reasons.

Relatives of the victim closed the Ring Road "Mahdia" with tires, while the area remained tense with the spread of armed men in the region