By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 22 November 2016:
Reports that one of two Tunisian women arrested near the Cyrenaican town of Mechili on Sunday was the wife of Mokhtar Belmolhtar, leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), have now been denied by officials in Libya,
They say that there was confusion of the identity of the woman’s husband and that while she is indeed married to a terrorist, it is a different Mohktar.
Her husband is now said to be Mokhtar Ben Omar Al-Agouri, a Tunisian who is also a member of AQIM.
It is thought that he is is Jufra, to which the woman caught in an ambush two days ago by LNA forces near Mechili, south of Labraq, was said to be heading.
It is nonetheless believed that Belmokhtar is based in Libya, albeit further south.