Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 7 October 2014:
Three Libyans have been killed in Syria in recent days, according to Daesh, also known as . . .[restrict]the Islamic State. The most recent death was of an unnamed Libyan who Daesh reported had died fighting Kurds north of Aleppo.
Last week the organisation announced the death of Abu Sahaib and Abu Ouf, though no further details were given.
There are no clear figures for the number of Libyans who have gone to Syria and Iraq to join up with IS. Estimates range from a few hundred to one or two thousand. Most would-be IS members find their way to the organisation via Turkey. Many are young people who quit Libya without warning and leave worried families behind them