Libya: Veteran IS jihadist killed in Derna


Islamic State Emir (commander) Abu Basir al-Libi,” a jihadist born in Libya who fought in Syria, Mali, and in his personal battles with Muammar Gadaffi in Libya was killed in clashes with al-Qaeda affiliates and local fighters from the city of Derna as IS launched an attack from their eastern pockets of control.

al-Libi was a field commander with ties to the local community. Gave bayah to al-Baghdadi and desired to see the Caliphate become a reality in Libya. He was eulogized on social media as “a brother who rushed to martydom.”





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