Derna security chief captured by rival force in east Libya

  • Libyan Express |
  • Friday 8 June 2018

Yehya Usta Omar poses for a photo in handcuffs and guarded by what appears a fighter for Haftar’s forces (Social Media)


The Security Chief of Derna in eastern Libya Yehya Usta Omar has been captured by the rival forces of the self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar, a photo posted by their loyalist social media showed. 

Omar is an appointed security chief by the Government if National Accord and operates as an official in the city, however; Haftar’s forces claim he is a terrorist and an Al-Qaeda affiliate.

Derna has been under attack by Haftar’s forces since last month by Haftar’s forces in an attempt to seize control of the last eastern city which is not yet under their control.

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