30 December 2013

Libya: Abu Iyadh Captured in Libya - Security Source

Tunis — Abu Iyadh whose real name is Seifallah Ben Hussein Mokni, leader of Ansar al-Sharia group listed as a "terrorist organisation" was captured, on Monday morning in Libya, authorised security source said.

US special forces captured Abu Iyadh and other several persons accompanying him, with the assistance of Libyan forces and Libyan citizens, the same source said. Abu Iyadh was captured in the town of Misrata, Libya.

Interim PM Ali Larayedh confirmed last August 27 the organisation's involvement in terrorist acts and in political assassination in Tunisia, listing it as a "terrorist organisation".

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