Two people killed in cash-in-transit heist in southern Libya
[Libya Observer] Armed robbers have killed two bank coordinators and made off with a large sum of cash in the southern city of Sabha on Saturday.
The two persons, who coordinate money withdrawal between the branch of National Commercial Bank and Sabha rustics, were murdered while en route to hand over the money to its owners.
Due to the liquidity crisis, Sabha rustics have adopted a system of cash withdrawal from the city’s banks through social coordinators to avoid bank congestion and fighting.
As much as LYD one million dinars were taken according to local sources, though the bank has not confirmed the amount.
The dead men have been identified as Mohammed Abdulali and Hamad al-Badawi.
Sabha is under the control of Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
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Posted by: Fred 2019-06-02