By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 10 October 2014:
A Benghazi man was kidnapped today by masked gunmen in Fuwayhat district. According to a family . . .[restrict]member, Abdulgader Al-Malti was seized in front of his home in Pepsi Street, next door to the Swedish Consulate, and dragged into a waiting car.
The reason for his abduction is unknown. However, according to the family member, he had just been dropped off at his house by the son of a wealthy Libyan businessman and the family think that the son may have been the intended target.
Meanwhile Saiqa officials have confirmed the deaths yesterday of Captain Bashir Mohamed Al-Jahani and Abdul Hadi Omran Al-Shafi.
Jahani was shot yesterday afternoon by an unknown assailant while driving his car in Hay Dollar district.
Al-Shafi, a member of Saiqa forces’ Zawia Martyrs Brigade, also known as Brigade 21, who was manning a checkpoint in Tabaline district, died instantly when a bomb hidden in pile of rubbish next to where he was standing exploded.
Also killed yesterday was Abdallah Abdul-Wahab Al-Shareef, a member of Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council (BRSC). He died in fighting around Benina Airport.
The Red Crescent in Benghazi also report finding a badly burned body. It is undergoing forensic tests at Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC).
According to head of Saiqa Special Forces investigations, Fadl El-Hassi, 12 Saiqa soldiers were injured in clashes in the past three days. All were taken to Marj hiospital, the hospital where Saiqa and Operation Dawn troops are invariably taken. Fighters who are injured and taken to Jalaa Hospital and the BMC are usually members of the BRSC.
Today saw continued airstrikes by Operation Dignity forces around Benina airbase and at Hawari and Garyounis.
Tonight, it was reported that an army commander, Colonel Ahmed Abdel Juwad Saiti, had been killed today in fighting around Benina. [/restrict]