BREAKING: Egyptian extremist leader arrested in Derna, LNA Spokesperson announces

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

DERNA – BREAKING: The Libyan National Army General Command has announced the arrest of Hisham Ashmawi, a former Egyptian officer who is the commander of the al-Murabitun extremist group in Derna city in northeastern Libya.

The LNA spokesperson announces today that the arrest of Ashmawi was during a security operation in the city of Derna. The coastal city was announced as liberated from extremist groups last June after such groups seized it since the overthrown of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Hisham Ashmawi, photo circulating Libyan social media

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