Haftar is using Al-Kwifiya inmates in his war on Benghazi

Haftar is using Al-Kwifiya inmates in his war on Benghazi

March 03, 2016 - 19:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Media outlets reported a well-informed military source as saying that the renegade General Khalifa Haftar has been using prisoners from Al-Kwifiya prison to fight with his forces in his last military operation on Benghazi.

The source added that a resident from Al-Marj city, called Mohammed Al-Fazzani, was killed in the latest clashes in Bu Utni front line as part of Haftar’s forces, knowing that Al-Fizzani was a prisoner in Al-Kwifiya jail for the murder of a member of Abdul Al-Kareem Al-Asbili’s family in Al-Marj city.

“Al-Fizzani’s family were surprised to be called to receive his body after being killed in clashes because they had always known that he was in prison.” The source elaborated.

Many fighters from Haftar forces, known as Sahawat, were prisoners and convicted felons or even drug users, who all carried out many atrocities as they joined Haftar’s forces such as torture, murder, robbery of houses, the last of which was admitted by Haftar himself after his forces broke into Al-Leithi area.