Prominent Sudanese ISIS leader killed in Sirte, Sudanese sources disclosed
A Sudanese leading member in Sirte’s ISIS) in Libya has been killed in an airstrike on the militants’ hideouts in the city, which is located 500 kilometers east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, sources told Libyan News.
Reliable sources, who asked to be unnamed, reported that Mirghani Badawi al-Bashir, nicknamed Abu-al-Harith, has been killed in an airstrike on an ISIS location earlier in June.
The Sudanese militant, Abu-al-Harith, whose death is kept confidential by ISIS, has joined the terrorist group in mid-2015. He left to Libya by road and joined the group in Barga (Cyrenaica), according to conflicting reports.
Abu Al-Harith is from East Aldiom area in Khartoum, Sudan. He was one of the ISIS prominent preachers in his area.
Several months ago he made a controversial speech in one of Sirte’s mosques where he described the military personnel, police, judiciary and Libyan government officials as “tyrants” and called on them to repent and return to Allah.
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