By Noora Ibrahim and Moutaz Ahmed.
Benghazi, 12 July 2014:
Two officers were killed in Benghazi over the last two . . .[restrict]days with another nine individuals kidnapped in the city in 24 hours on Thursday.
Tawfiq Sheikhi, an army colonel, was shot and killed in the early hours of yesterday morning in the city’s Hadaiq area. Residents in the district told the Libya Herald that he had been shot by assailants driving a back BMW. His body was taken to Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC).
BMC has also reported the death of airforce colonel Ibrahim Dressi who was shot and killed in Benghazi’s Salmani district after leaving Maghreb prayers on Thursday. A source from the hospital said Dressi had been shot several times and was dead on arrival. The identity of his killers is unknown.
Head of Saiqa Special Forces Investigations Unit Fadel Al-Hassi said that a total of nine people had been kidnapped in Benghazi on Thursday. He said the abductees included military and security services personnel, men and women. Other than the son of Major General Suleiman Obeidi, Mahmoud Obeidi, he would not disclose their names as a security precaution.
A week ago, Hassi said 56 individuals including military personnel were being held following kidnappings in Benghazi. Forty-three were reported by Saiqa Special Forces two weeks ago.