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Gaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces

Military sources have disclosed that pro-Khalifa-Haftar armed group killed Khalid Al-Wershiffani and three of his companions – including Kamal Lembarki – in Souq Al-Sabit area that is under the control of Al-Kani militia which is loyal to Haftar.

The armed group killed Al-Wershiffani by five gunshots and the bodies of him and his companions are at the Bani Walid hospital’s morgue.

According to the source, Al-Habotat armed group from Wershiffana and is loyal to Al-Kani militia carried out the murder.

Al-Wershiffani is one of the founders of the Tribes Army that is loyal to Moammar Gaddafi’s regime and has taken part in many conflicts with special notoriety of kidnap, banditry and other crimes on the road linking Tripoli to mountain cities between 2014 and 2017.

Since the start of Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli, Al-Wershiffani and his companions joined the attacking forces before being murdered in what seems to be an internal conflict among the forces under Haftar’s command, especially that the ones killed were loyal to Gaddafi’s regime.

Last May, Al-Kani militia carried out a similar against former regime loyalists such as Brigadier General and in last June Mohammed Eshtiwi – prominent leader at Tribes Army.

Haftar has also tried to assassinate Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi by bribing the brigade that was guarding him in Zintan, where he was detained since 2011.

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