LNA Captures 7 Al-Qaeda Terrorists in a Major Special Operation in Southwest Libya – Al Marsad

Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, the spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA)’s General Command, issued a statement yesterday on the LNA operation against the terrorist Al-Qaeda in southwest Libya that was conducted on Saturday.

(Libya, 29 November 2020) – Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, the spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA)’s General Command declared in his statement the detention of 7 terrorists of different nationalities. One of the key terrorist leaders captured in a well-coordinated operation was Hasan Al-Washi who returned from Mali last week after transferring weapons, ammunition and money to the organization and to the terrorist Omar Washi, who was also captured. An Algerian named Iyad Kultam was also captured.

Al-Mismari said that special operations units of the Tareq bin Ziad and the 116th Infantry brigades carried out systematic operations in al-Taraqin and al-Sharib neighborhood in southwest city of Ubari, targeting cells of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb.

He confirmed that the armed forces confiscated large amounts of ammunition, weapons and documents, indicating that the operation came within the framework of security operations that aimed at eradicating existing terrorist cells.

Al-Mismari confirmed that the LNA was determined to maintain control over its entire geographical territory, securing its citizens, and achieving and preserving national security.

© Al-Marsad English (2020)

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