The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – The ٍSpokesman of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, revealed on Thursday the role played by the Egyptian terrorist Hisham Ashmawi, handed over to the Egyptian authorities on Tuesday evening.
Ashmawi was responsible for training terrorist groups in Libya and that foreign parties were behind the support of terrorists in Libya and their movements in the region, al-Mismari said.
LNA handed over other terrorists to the Egyptian authorities in addition to Hisham Ashmawi, he pointed out.
Ashmawi, who was handed over to Egypt, had given, during the interrogation sessions, important information and concrete evidence of his suspicious terrorist relations, sources of LNA revealed on Wednesday.
Ashmawi admitted his relationship with “known Libyan figures”, foreign entities and their relationship to establishing and funding organizations in Libya and Egypt, some sources said.
Egypt formally received the top wanted terrorist Ashmawi from Libya on Tuesday evening, on the sidelines of the visit of the Egyptian Intelligence Minister Abbas Kamel to Libya, during which he met with LNA General Commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar earlier on Tuesday.
Ashmawi was arrested by LNA in Derna east of Benghazi in October last year in a security operation, where he was wearing an explosive belt but could not detonate it because the arrest was a surprise for him, according to LNA at the time.