LNA arrests AQIM militants near Brak al-Shatti

Jun 2, 2021 | Other Jihadi Actors

On 2 June, local news sources reported that the Libyan National Army (LNA)-affiliated Tarik Bin Ziyad brigade and the Government of National Unity (GNU) Ministry of Interior’s Security Positions Unit had arrested three Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) militants at Tarout village, 30 kilometres from Brak al-Shatti in Libya’s South. Reports claimed that the militants arrested included a Mauritanian national suspected to be the right hand of Abdul Munaim al-Hasnawey, an AQIM commander also known as Abu Talha al-Libi who is alleged to have been killed by the LNA in 2019.