Libyan extremist group says leader has been killed

The statement, posted on the Ansar Al Shariah’s official Twitter account on Saturday, gave no details about how or when Mohammed Al Zahawi has been killed.

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Published: Mon 26 Jan 2015, 1:28 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:07 PM

Cairo - A statement from Benghazi-based extremist militant group Ansar Al Shariah says its leader Mohammed Al Zahawi has been killed.

The statement, posted on the group’s official Twitter account on Saturday, gave no details about how or when Al Zahawi was killed.

It gave condolences and vowed to take revenge and “shake the seat of power.”

The group has been blamed for the September 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The United States designated it a terrorist organisation in January 2014.

The United Nations also listed Ansar Al Shariah as a terrorist organisation in November 2014, saying it runs training camps for foreign fighters travelling to Syria, Iraq and Mali.



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