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Libyan Newswire

LEADER OF LIBYA’S LARGEST MILITANT COALITION CONFIRMED DEAD

TRIPOLI, Wisam Ben Hamid, leader of Libya's largest militant coalition Shura Council of Benghazi, was killed in battles against the eastern-based army, his family announced Monday.

"It is enough honor for them (Hamid and his comrades) that they were killed in the face of a military coup supported by Arab and foreign countries," Hamid's family told a press conference.

They also denied Hamid's involvement in any attacks against Libyan people and obstruction of the political path of his country.

The announcement came more than a year after the Libyan army said Hamid was killed in an airstrike in Benghazi.

After the army commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military operation in May 2014 against terrorist groups in Benghazi, Hamid became one of his strongest opponents.

Source: Nam News Network

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