Militia member close to ICC-sought Al-Werfali shot dead

Militia member close to ICC-sought Al-Werfali shot dead

November 02, 2022 - 13:42
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A militia member loyal to rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar has been shot dead in an attack in central Benghazi.

Residents in the Al-Birka area of Benghazi woke up to a new round of clashes in their neighbourhood on Tuesday after two militia factions -both loyal to Haftar- exchanged fire with various weaponry.

The deceased, identified as Ahmed al-Aribi and nicknamed Hamadika, was known for his close ties with Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, a senior military figure who was allied with Haftar.

Before his killing in March last year, Al-Werfalli was on the International Criminal Court and Interpol list for committing war crimes and carrying out summary executions.

According to local sources, the clashes erupted in central Benghazi after a force of the Saiqa militia led by Saif Asnedel stormed the headquarters of the 20/20 group of the militia Tariq bin Ziyad.

There was no immediate statement on other casualties.