Libyan Army Arrest Wanted Egyptian Terrorist in Derna

Published October 8th, 2018 - 03:05 GMT
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, clash with jihadists in Benghazi. (AFP/File)
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, clash with jihadists in Benghazi. (AFP/File)
The Libyan National Army (LNA) forces captured on Monday an Egyptian terrorist wanted back in his country.

Hisham al-Ashmawy, one of Egypt’s most wanted men, was apprehended in Derna, said LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari.

Ashmawy will be probably handed over to neighboring Egypt after Libyan security officials have completed an investigation, he added.

The LNA published a picture of Ashmawy with blood on his face.

Egypt later confirmed the capture, an Egyptian military source told Reuters.

Egyptian authorities say Ashmawy heads the Ansar al-Islam network, which claimed responsibility for a deadly desert ambush against Egyptian police last October.

Egyptian officials also accuse the network, which they link to al-Qaeda, of an assassination attempt on a former interior minister in 2013.
 
 
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