In the wake of US AFRICOM airstrikes targeting ISIS fighters in southern Libya, unverified claims circulated on social media suggesting AQIM-affiliate, Ahmed Abdul-Jaleel al-Hasnawi (nicknamed Abu Talha al-Libi) had also been killed in the operations. However, Ahmed Abdul-Jaleel al-Hasnawi had previously been reported killed by the LNA in February 2019 and also in an unidentified airstrike on a house in Qortha in Sebha in November 2016.