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GNA releases 70 IS terrorists to help in war on LNA, military sources claim

Libyan military sources claimed that the Government of National Accord (GNA) has released 70 terrorist prisoners affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) from Mitiga prison to use them in the war against the Libyan National Army (LNA), according to al-Ain News.

The sources told the Emirati website that Mohamed al-Keeb, a militia leader, helped the GNA set terrorists free to back it in its war in the western region.

Keeb is a prominent member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and a mediator to cover up the release of IS members from prisons in Sorman and Sabratha, under the control of the LNA, in western Libya.

In 1993, he travelled to Pakistan then to Afghanistan to join al-Qaeda’s training camps.

Following his training camps, he became a member in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group before heading to Sudan in 1995.

He received a life sentence in Abu Salim prison, Tripoli, in October 2001; however, he ran away amid the 2011 uprising in Libya.

Then, he took over the management of the Anti-Kidnapping and Extortion Committee and the passport office in Sabratha where he issued fake Libyan passports to well-known terrorist figures.

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