Despite claims of Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army that Captain Mahmud Al-Werfalli is under arrest, the latter popped up on Saturday in Al-Qawarsha district of Benghazi and burned down properties of a local family.
Identical reports from the war-torn city said a tribal dispute erupted three days ago between Raied and Masimeer families over a piece of land. On Saturday, gunmen from Masimeer family attacked Raied’s house and there was an exchange of fire between the two families.
Masimeer family requested support from Saiqa Force, led by serial killer Mahmud Al-Werfalli, accusing their opponent of being ISIS members because of their Misratan origin.
At this point, Al-Werfalli intervened and attacked Raied family’s house, but he was confronted with armed resistance. To end the fighting, he used heavy fire against the family and burned down their house, cars and shops.
At least five people, including a foreign worker, were killed from Raied family, according to reports.
Later, the notorious killer Al-Werfalli posted a video claiming a raid on an ISIS den.
Mahmud Al-Werfalli is a senior field commander of Saiqa Force of Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army. He is wanted for the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes in Benghazi.
Dignity Operation commanders have repeatedly claimed that Al-Werfalli is under arrest by the military prosecutor.
Top commander of the operation, Khalifa Haftar, said in an interview with Corriere della Sera that there is no concrete evidence against Mahmud Al-Werfalli, despite the fact that he had committed more than 10 summary executions on camera.