By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 12 April 2015:
Two Ansar Al-Sharia members, said to be commanders, were captured in Benghazi’s Gwarsha district this afternoon: . . .[restrict]one Tunisian, the other Libyan.
Munder Al-Kartush, spokesman for 309 Brigade, which is spearheading operations in the district, told the Libya Herald that the two were caught when moving between checkpoints. The Libyan had been acting as a general coordinator for Ansar, he said, collecting and distributing funds, weapons and ammunition, and food for its members. He was carrying an identity in the name of Alaa Bubakr Saati. However, it has since been discovered that it was not his. The real Saati this evening contacted the army to say that his card disappeared some time ago.
The Tunisian, Kartoush said, had the tried to escape and had been shot dead.
Meanwhile the director of the city’s Benina Airport, Usama Al-Mansour, has disclosed that eight missiles had landed “very near” it. He thought they had been fired randomly.
Earlier he was quoted by the Beida office of the Libyan news agency LANA saying that the airport would not be opening soon. Although a great deal of progress had been achieved in building new passenger terminals before the present fighting, there had been massive subsequent damage and it would take time to rebuild, he said. [/restrict]