ISIS released a new video this week showing murder of local people. Al-Arabiya wrote that the video shows the “massacre of Libyan nationals, including government employees who were captured in the hands of the group, and horrific scenes of mass executions in al-Fuqaha area in southern Libya.”
The video was reported here and Benjamin Strick noted “Daesh in Libya publish new video today (31 mins). Nothing new though. Majority of the footage is from their raids on Ghadduwah (غدوة) in #Libya‘s south. Still from the video below was filmed as Islamic State fighters enter #Ghadduwah, at this location.”
The town of Ghadduwah (غدوة) is around 400km from Fuqaha, so it’s unclear why some said “Fuqaha.” Other accounts agreed it was Ghadduwah. News about the attack was also posted here and here in Arabic.
The video comes after a year of ISIS attacks in the area of Fuqaha. In April 2019, “Daesh fighters yesterday attacked the town of Al-Fuqaha, about 600 kilometres south-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, and killed two people there including the town’s mayor; Al-Ahrar TV reported. Daesh said in a statement posted on Telegram that its militants attacked the town to kill a number of people and abduct others, adding that its militants took control of the town for a few hours.”
Defense Post reported “In October, Islamic State’s Libya affiliate claimed responsibility for a highly orchestrated attack in the town of al-Fuqaha, located in Jufra district in central Libya. According to the group, its fighters carried out an assault on the town and gained control over it for several hours.” On September 19 AFRICOM struck ISIS fighters around Murzuq in southwest Libya.
Another attack was reported in October. “On October 29, the Islamic State’s affiliate Wilayat Libya-Barqah claimed responsibility for a highly orchestrated attack in the town of al-Fuqaha, located in Jufra District. According to the group, its fighters carried out an assault on the town and gained control over it for several hours,” Defense Post wrote. ISIS also attacked a nearby checkpoint.
Other accounts covered the new Amaq video. The report says that the video showed the murder of citizens and the mayor of the town a year after their abduction. Another report linked the video to the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on October 26.
An ISIS leader was arrested in Iraq this week, named Abu Khaldoun. For more than a week ISIS accounts haddisappeared from some online forums and migrated to TamTam before being shut down. ISIS claimed the November London Bridge attack.
ISIS has released a newthreat to London and also fought Syrian regime forcesnear Arwad dam. They also killed three Peshmerga in Khanaqin and also they carried out attacks on Tarmiyaand an oilfield and