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A commander of GNA Interior Ministry killed in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – One of the commanders of the Interior Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Khairi Hankoura, died on Monday after being shot near the Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Tripoli, the headquarter of the State Council.

According to a picture of the body of Hankoura published on the Facebook, the injury was in the back of his head, showing a large blood spot under the head, while it showed that the rest of the body was not shot from the front in particular, indicating that the attack had been from behind and from close range.

News in media reports about the identity of the perpetrator were contradicted regarding whether it was the Special Deterrent Force or another group . However, the same sources denied that the operation took place in one of the headquarters of the rebel battalion of Tripoli, confirming that it happened on the street.

Other views have also indicated that these operations had come in the context of settling accounts between militia commanders, within the power struggle, or perhaps conflicts or disputes for money.

Hankoura was given an exceptional promotion from the Interior Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of Natioanl Accord (GNA), who was a first lieutenant with the central security force Abu Salim, led by Abdul Ghani al-Kikli, known as “Gnaiwa”. However, dispute occured between them so he joined the battalion of Tripoli rebels and fought with them in the last war in August.

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