16 October – 22 October: Photos circulate online claiming BDB commander at southern Tripoli frontlines

Oct 24, 2019 | Other Jihadi Actors

On 16 October, undated photos circulated on social media suggesting Zeyad Belaam, the founder of the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) and former leader of Benghazi Shura Revolutionary Council, was fighting alongside anti-LNA coalition forces on the frontlines of Tripoli.  This is not the first time video footage has circulated showing Belaam on the frontlines– in April he was featured in a video thought to show him participating clashes in the Khallat al-Farjan suburb of Tripoli.