BRSC Says ISIS Breakout from Ganfuda a ‘Betrayal’

Jan 17, 2017 | ISIS

On 10 January, the Benghazi Shura Revolutionary Council (BRSC) said that the Islamic State (ISIS) breakout from the besieged Benghazi areas of Sabri and Ganfuda on 5 January caused ‘some’ disarray in their ranks, calling the ISIS withdrawal a ‘betrayal’. The BRSC and their supporters are facing a growing scandal over their exposed collaboration with ISIS, heightened by the capture of senior BRSC and Ansar al-Sharia members last week. The Libyan National Army (LNA) media office said it will soon air confessions by Nizar al-Tira, official spokesperson of the BRSC that would have explosive implications. Al-Tira was captured by the LNA on 6 January.

On 12 January, the Misrata Red Crescent body clearance team conducted its thirtieth trip to Sirte. The Red Crescent collected 71 corpses of ISIS fighters from the al-Jiza al-Bahriya area, the site of the last battle against ISIS in Sirte. The corpses of 6 fighters from Derna were also found amongst these bodies, including Ibrahim Al Shaari, Abu Yahya Zayed, Rezq Ramadhan Abu Dahab, Abu Mohammed Sultan, Muhannad Al Barasi, and Mohammed Hindra (Aka Al Abd).