The Address | Benghazi – Libya
Abdel Salam Abou Rzaiza, one of the wanted militants by security and military departments in Benghazi, was killed Thursday in battles against the LNA on Tripoli Airport Road, south of the Libyan capital. The same frontline witnessed the killing of another extremist element, Mohamed Ben Dardaf, aka al-Babur.
Some Facebook and Twitter accounts, affiliated with the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, posted obituaries eulogizing Abou Rzaiza, aka Bou Khashm who was killed on Thursday in fighting against the LNA.
Abou Rzaiza lived in Allaithy neighborhood of the eastern city of Benghazi before moving to the outskirts of the city few years ago.
Abou Rzaiza was a member of the extremist battalion of Rafallah al-Sahati where he fought with them against the Army, from 2014 to the end of 2016 in the Benina Airport battles, as well as in the battles that took place around the military barracks.
Furthermore, Abou Rzaiza is accused of executing a number of assassinations.
Sources also say that he joined IS in 2015 and fought with this terrorist organization in some of Benghazi neighborhoods such as Allaithy, al-Guwarsha, al- Hawary, and the Chinese housing district.
These areas witnessed the fiercest engagements and the most heinous atrocities committed by ISIL and its allies; the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries and Ansar-al-Sharia.
The whereabouts of Abou Rzaiza were unknown since he fled the eastern city of Benghazi in 2016. It is believed that he ended up in Misrata, the city and domicile of his family who also left Benghazi.
Abou Rzaiza was killed on Thursday fighting the LNA on Tripoli Airport Road. Sources close to the remnants of the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries said that Abou Rzaiza was a member of the Warrior Brigade. Other sources claimed he was part of a group working with the jihadist Ziad Balaam.