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A reliable source to TAP, a Tunisian press agency, has announced that the leader in Ansar Al Sharia movement, Abou Iyadh has been captured this morning in Masrata, Libya by a unit of U.S. special forces in coordination with the Libyan authorities.
This to note that movement led by Sayef Edine Bin Hassine aka Abou Iyadh, has been classified as an terrorist organization and has been banned from the social and political arena by the Tunisian Islamist-led government in late August of this year.
According to Tunisian minister of interior, Lotfi Ben Jeddou, Abou Iyadh is currently accused involvement in the murder of Tunisian soldiers in the terrorist attacks in Chaambi mountains as well as the murder of Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi and weapons smuggling.
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