The Derna Mujahideen Shura Council says that it killed three men it accuses of being agents provocateurs sent by the Libyan National Army to stir up dissension in the town.
It has claimed that the three – named as Anwar Al-Mansouri, Osama Al-Awkali and Akram Elawami had been detected trying to enter the town on Friday night at its western checkpoint. They were captured and summarily executed. A photo of two of the bodies from the Shura Council indicates they were shot in the head as well as in the back.
There has been no comment from the LNA. However, the chief of staff of the Libyan armed forces, Major-General Abdul Razzak Nazhuri, appointed military governor of all northern Cyrenaica by HoR president Ageela Saleh, has ordered the road from Derna to Ras Kirisah, 20 kilometres to the west and the coastal road tuber-consecrated, to be closed from 8 pm to 10am.
Derna’s mujahideen are part the Islamist alliance which draws it together the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shoura Council, Benghazi Defence Brigades and Sadek Al-Ghariani but excludes the so-called Islamic State. Its prime enemy is the LNA but is also firmly opposed to the Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord in Tripoli.