Drone strike kills alleged killer of 26 Bangladeshis

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3 June 2020, Wed
Published: 07:40

Drone strike kills alleged killer of 26 Bangladeshis

Militia leader Khaled Al-Mishai, allegedly responsible for the killing of 30 migrant workers including 26 Bangladeshis in Libya, was killed in a drone strike by Libyan air force south of Gharyan on June 2, reported a Libyan media.

"Warlord Haftar’s militiaman Khaled Al-Mishai was killed in a drone strike by Libyan air force south of Gharyan on Tuesday. Al-Mishai is allegedly responsible for the murder of 26 Bangladeshis and 4 African migrants in Mizdah town," the Libya Observer tweeted. 

According to local media reports, Khaled al-Mishai was a follower of rebel General Khalifa Haftar, who controls a part of Libya. Though many areas including the capital Tripoli are under the control of Libya's United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), many oil-rich areas including Benghazi are under the control of Khalifa Haftar's forces. 

Recently, many migrants, including Bangladeshis, were held hostage in a place in the desert town of Mizdah for ransom by a human trafficking ring. At one stage, the migrant workers locked into a clash with the gang, leaving one human trafficker dead. 

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