LNA Forces Arrest Al Qaeda Commander in Southern Libya


On Saturday, the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced the arrest of seven militants affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Ubari, southwestern Libya.

In a statement, LNA spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari said that Special Operations units of the Tariq Bin Ziyad Brigade and the 116th Infantry Brigade carried out an operation earlier on Saturday in the Al-Taraqin Al-Sharib neighborhoods of southwestern Libya, targeting extremist hideouts.

Al-Mismari pointed out that seven AQIM terrorists were arrested, including Hassan al-Washi, an Al-Qaeda Commander who returned from Mali during the past week, and Omar Washi.

He noted that LNA forces seized large quantities of ammunition, weapons and very important documents.

The LNA spokesman said that this operation comes within the framework of security operations aimed at pursuing and eliminating Takfiri terrorist cells, enforcing the law, maintaining control over its entire geographical territory, securing its citizens, and achieving and preserving national security.