Gaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces
[Libya Observer] Military sources have disclosed that pro-Khalifa Haftar gang killed Khalid al-Wershiffani and three of his lovers companions - including Kamal Lembarki - in Souq al-Sabit area that is under the control of al-Kani militia which is loyal to Haftar.

The gang killed al-Wershiffani by five gunshots and the bodies of him and his lover companions are at the Bani Walid hospital's morgue.

According to the source, al-Habotat gang from Wershiffana and is loyal to al-Kani militia carried out the murder.

Al-Wershiffani is one of the founders of the Tribes Army that is loyal to Muammar Qadaffy's
...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later...
regime and has taken part in many conflicts with special notoriety of kidnap, banditry and other crimes on the road linking Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
to mountain cities between 2014 and 2017.

Since the start of Haftar's offensive on Tripoli, al-Wershiffani and his lover companions joined the attacking forces before being murdered in what seems to be an internal conflict among the forces under Haftar's command, especially that the ones killed were loyal to Qadaffy's regime.

Last May, al-Kani militia carried out a similar murder against former regime loyalists such as Brigadier General Masoud al-Dawi and in last June Mohammed Eshtiwi - prominent leader at Tribes Army.

Haftar has also tried to assassinate Saif al-Islam Qadaffy by bribing the brigade that was guarding him in Zintan, where he was detained since 2011.

Posted by: Fred 2019-08-23