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Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb squadron ambushed in Libya - Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb squadron ambushed in Libya - Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official regional branch of al Qaeda’s international organization, has released a statement eulogizing a “commander” who was killed while traveling between the Libyan cities of Derna and Benghazi. The group describes the slain jihadist, Hamid al Sha’iri, as the “master” of a “squadron” that is among the best formed in the “land of heroism and sacrifice,” meaning Libya. The eulogy (seen below) for al Sha’iri and his men was posted on the official Twitter feed for the Al Andalus Establishment for Media Production, which is AQIM’s official propaganda arm. Al Sha’iri and his men perished “as a result of a treacherous ambush laid by the soldiers of the tyrant,” General Khalifa Haftar, according to AQIM. They had left Derna to “aid their people in the city of Benghazi,” but Haftar’s men intercepted the jihadists before they could reach ...

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