The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced on Wednesday the killing of ISIS leader in North Africa during the army’s last week military operation in Sabha.
Abu Moaz al-Iraqi, whose real name is Abdullah Al-Rubai, was killed by LNA forces on September 15 during the army’s attack on an ISIS cell in Sabha last week, which resulted in the killing of nine ISIS terrorists and the arrest of two of their wives, LNA spokesman General Brigadier Ahmed Al-Mesmari said in a statement on Wednesday.
Al-Iraqi entered Libya on September 12, 2014 with a terrorist named Abdulaziz al-Anbari through Turkey using forged Libyan passports, Al-Mesmari stated.
Al-Anbari was named ISIS leader in Libya by the terror groups’s deceased leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before he was killed in 2015 by LNA forces in the eastern Libya city of Derna, according to Al-Mesmari.
After Al-Anbari’s death, Al-Iraqi was made the latest ISIS North Africa chief.
Shortly after Al-Mesmari’s statement, LNA’s 116th Infantry Battalion released a picture of the dead body of Al-Iraqi.