By Moutaz Ahmed, Ayman Amzein and Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 21 June 2014:
The severed head of an unidentified man has arrived at Benghazi . . .[restrict]Medical Centre (BMC) amid a wave of murders and disappearances in the city.
The spokesman for BMC told the Libya Herald that the head was brought in after it had been found in a cloth bag near a petrol station in west Benghazi’s Jarutha district. He said no further details surrounding the killing, including the whereabouts of the body, had emerged and that investigations were ongoing.
This morning, the body of naval officer Wissam Salah Faitouri arrived at Benghazi’s Jalaa Hospital after he was shot and killed in the city’s Sabri area. The spokesperson for the hospital said Faitouri had been murdered at 11 pm by unknown gunmen. He was 35 years old.
Saiqa Special Forces investigators are conducting inquiries into the discovery of three further bodies, found in Benghazi’s Jarutha district on Thursday.
One of the three has been identified as Mohammed Nouri Al-Dine, a celebrated revolutionary fighter from Saiqa Special Forces 1st Battalion who rose to fame for his role in the liberation of Sirte in 2011. Spokesman for Saiqa Colonel Miloud Zouri said the identities of the two other men were unknown. They have been taken to BMC for further examination and are believed to have died in the Salluq area of the city.
Also on Thursday four more unidentified bodies arrived at BMC according to the Libyan News Agency LANA. Security personnel recovered the bodies of three men in Gemenis south of the city. Investigations into the individuals’ identities and their deaths are ongoing.