On 25 February, Misratan security forces arrested suspected al-Qaeda member, Ayman Abu Amoud, who is thought to have been involved in the kidnapping of the Jordanian ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Itan, in 2014. Abu Amoud had previously been imprisoned in Abu Salim under Qadhafi. In 2011 he joined the 17 February Brigade before moving to the takfiri Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade in Benghazi. In October 2015, Abu Amoud was arrested in Benghazi, but was later released as a part of a prisoner exchange. He is said to have also fought with the Ghwell government in Tripoli in 2017 and participated in the latest clashes with 7th Brigade in Tripoli.