Haftar forces nab top Egyptian terrorist in Libya
Forces aligned with east-based Libyan rebel Gen. Khalifa Haftar have arrested Egypt’s most notorious terrorist known as Mohammad Mohammad Al-Sayyid. He was wanted by Cairo for attacks on security forces and Coptic Christians, reports say.
Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) announced al-Sayyid’s arrest on Wednesday.
The man described as the most dangerous terrorist in the war-torn country was reportedly the trusted lieutenant of Hisham Ashmawy, an Egyptian former army officer turned terrorist based in Libya.
Ashmawy was arrested this year and transferred to Egypt where he was sentenced and executed in March alongside 36 other alleged terrorists convicted for several attacks against security forces and Coptic churches.
It is likely that al-Sayyid will face the same fate as his former boss as Egypt is a strong backer of Haftar.