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Al-Nusra Front terrorist Nusret Imamovic arrives in Tripoli from Syria

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – One of the leading figures of Al-Nusra Front, a designated terrorist organization, has arrived in Libya from Syria to join other terrorist militias which are currently fighting the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Tripoli.

48-year-old Nusret Imamovic was born in the Bosnian village of Gornja Maoča in 1971. He studied Islamic Sharia in the capital city of Sarajevo and later got married and had four children.

He was a member of a radical Salafist Bosnian group and was arrested by Bosnian security authorities during an anti-radicalism campaign in 2010.

The public prosecution in Bosnia issued arrest warrant against Imamovic and his brother over their suspected involvement in 2011 United States embassy attack in Sarajevo but they were later released.

Imamovic was accused by the United Nations Security Council of recruiting many citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina to fight for the Al-Nusrah Front in Syria since 2012.

He resided in Azaz District of Aleppo Governorate in northern Syria before it Syrian and Russian forces took control of the district.

The United States Department of State placed Imamovic on its list of Designations of Foreign Terrorist Fighters September 24, 2014. Among those listed on the same list was Abd al-Baset Azzouz, a Libyan member of Al-Qaeda.

Sarajevo-based Dnevni Avaz daily newspaper, citing unnamed sources from security services, reported in March this year that Imamovic managed to arrive in Libya in early February, “together with a woman and three children.”

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