30 Dec '13, 5pm

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia denies emir was captured by US forces in Libya

Earlier today, media outlets in North Africa reported that Seifallah ben Hassine (also known as Abu Iyad al Tunisi), the emir of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, was captured during a combined US and Libyan raid in the city of Misrata. Below is an example from Tunis Afrique Presse : Abu Iyad 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 Iyad and other several persons accompanying him, with the assistance of Libyan forces and Libyan citizens, the same source said. Abu Iyad 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". However, Ans...

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