US, Libyan forces capture Tunisia Islamist militant: News agency

Reuters , Monday 30 Dec 2013

US  and Libyan forces on Monday captured Saifallah Benahssine, the leader of Tunisia's Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia, in the Libyan city of Misrata, Tunisia's state news agency TAP said, citing a security source.

A former fighter in Afghanistan, Benahssine, also known as Abu Iyadh, had declared loyalty to al Qaeda and was accused of inciting an attack on the US embassy in Tunisia a year ago.

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