The Libyan “February” channel reported that Mahmoud Al-Warfali, a commander in the forces of General Khalifa Haftar, was assassinated after his car was hit by bullets near the Arab Medical University in Benghazi.
The channel indicated that Mahmoud Al-Werfalli’s brother was wounded in the attack, and was transferred to intensive care.
Urgent | The assassination of the wanted person for the international criminal, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, after his car was hit by bullets near the Arab Medical University in Benghazi and his brother was transferred to intensive care.
– February Channel (@ FebruaryChannel)
Activists circulated initial photos, which they said were of Al-Wafli, after his assassination.
We belong to God and to Him. We do not return to Captain Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, in the protection of God
– Farag ⚜ (@AlhershFarag)
Prominent Libyan writer and political activist Ibrahim Qasouda said that Mahmoud al-Werfalli was killed by the 106th Brigade of Saddam Haftar.
Confirmed killing of Mahmoud Al-Werfalli by Saddam Haftar’s 106th Brigade
– Ibrahim Qasuda (@EbrahimGasuda)
Al-Werfalli smashes the headquarters of a company in Benghazi and threatens to kill its owner
At the beginning of this March, Libyan activists circulated on social media a video clip showing Mahmoud Al-Werfalli smashing the headquarters of a car company in the eastern city of Benghazi, after he stormed it with a military force affiliated with him.
Through the clip, Al-Werfalli, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes, sent a letter to the owner of the company (his name was not mentioned). He threatened him with “killing” upon his return to Libya, as he resides abroad.
“This is the fate of the exploiting merchants,” he said, accusing him of selling “spare parts for the army (Haftar’s militia) at very high prices.”
An arrest warrant for Mahmoud Al-Warfali
On August 15, 2017, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Al-Werfalli.
The International Criminal Court accuses Al-Werfalli of committing war crimes in 6 summary executions, during which more than 33 Prime Time Zone were killed in different areas of the city of Benghazi.
Whereas, in September 2020, the European Union imposed sanctions on Al-Werfalli, accompanied by another person and 3 entities; Because of “human rights violations” in Libya.
And in late 2019, Washington included Mahmoud Al-Werfalli on its sanctions list, on the back of accusing him of “being directly or indirectly involved in gross violations of human rights.”
Mahmoud al-Warfali (42 years old), the field commander in Haftar’s Saeqa Brigade, became famous. By executing prisoners and prisoners, handcuffed and blindfolded, in the manner of ISIS.
He was also shown giving orders to his soldiers to liquidate them in cold blood and without trial. And recording his crimes in videos and posting them on social media pages in order to be reviled, which sparked global discontent.
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