By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 19 March 2014:
A member of the army’s elite High Readiness Unit has been . . .[restrict]murdered near his family home in the west Tripoli suburb of Njaila. He was deliberately targeted.
Cezar Sulaiman Al-Najaa was shot last night while driving with a colleague. According to a family friend, two cars forced him to stop. Gunmen got out, shot him dead and then drove off. They did not shoot at his colleague.
Cezar’s brother Siraj was also shot last week. Badly wounded outside the family home, he is now in Tunisia for treatment. It is not known if the two attacks are connected. The motive for Siraj’s appears to have been robbery. His car was stolen.
The family, however, believe Cezar’s killing is connected to the January Warshefana clashes, the friend told the Libya Herald. In his 20s and originally from the Jebel Nafusa town of Qabaw, Cezar was involved when his mainly Amazigh unit was deployed to arrest some 177 alleged criminals said to be hiding out in the Warshefana. In the subsequent clashes, dozens died.
The family say they believe his name was on a death list of those involved in the January operation drawn up by Warshefana activists, and that he was then tracked down. Njaila is next to Janzour where many Warshefana live.