On 5 June, the anti-crime unit of Misrata’s security forces released a recording that claims to show the ‘confessions’ of ISIS fighter Ahmed al-Mshiti. Known as Aseeda, he was one of the leading ISIS figures in the Sabri area of Benghazi, and was captured on his return to Misrata after receiving medical treatment in Turkey.
In the film, Aseeda said he had pledged allegiance to Mohammed al-Barasi, ISIS emir in Benghazi at the time, and stated that both ISIS fighters and Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC) fighters were fighting the same fight, albeit from different angles. Aseeda described storming and robbing banks in Sabri and al-Blad areas of Benghazi, naming Ramadan al-Rabeei, Ahmed al-Sharaa and Yousef Ben Gharbia as the ISIS operatives working alongside BRSC point men Weam al-Hashani, Waleed al-Dabaa and Luqa al-Sallabi to pull off the heist. Approximately 9 million Libyan dinars (LYD) were stolen. The money was distributed between ISIS and the BRSC. Aseeda said he received his share of 50,000 LYD. The BRSC’s stolen cash was allegedly transported to Ganfuda.
Aseeda also ‘confessed’ to storming a building known as Imarat al-Halal in Omar Ibn al-As road in central Benghazi and beheading one LNA soldier. Lastly, he ‘admitted’ that ISIS fighter Ahmed Ben Naser (aka Ahmed al-Khadrawan), with the cooperation of the BRSC and attendance of BRSC leader, Wisam Bin Hamid, killed a senior Benghazi citizen who was infamously shown by ISIS chopped to pieces.