Who is the Mysterious Sniper that Kills ISIS Chiefs in Libya?

Dragunov SVD - combat sniper or designated marksman rifle
SVD Dragunov (Photo: XY)

ISIS chiefs live in fear of a mystery sniper after it rumored three of the evil terror group’s leaders had been assassinated within 10 days of each other by a long-range marksman.

The leaders are said to have been picked off one by one in Sirte, the Libyan coastal city where Muammar Gaddafi was born, which the militants took control of last year. According to unconfirmed social media reports, ISIS fighters are now sweeping the city for the man ordinary Libyans are said to be dubbing ‘Daesh hunter.’

The first ISIS leader to lose his life was Hamad Abdel Hady, a Sudanese national who was killed on January 13, according to  Libya Prospect. He has been an official in the sharia court, handing out ISIS’s warped and violent sense of justice.

According to some reports, Abu Mohammed Dernawi was killed on January 19 near his home in the city. The most recent death is rumored to be Abdullah Hamad al Ansari, a high-up commander from southern Libya, who was shot dead as he left the mosque on January 23.

However, this may not be the start of such a campaign against ISIS fighters in the city.

Journalist Daniele Raineri pointed out a similar assassination that took place in July when an ISIS preacher was shot dead. The reporter also urges caution in believing what could be nothing more than ‘wild rumors’ on his Twitter account. Even so, social media is ablaze with reports of rumors of the sniper, who has become somewhat of a hero to those living under the control of the evil terror group, according to the Libya Herald.

The Islamists are not popular in the city. After the first assassination, a ‘photo report’ emerged, showing the terror group executing at least three men and whipped another for drinking alcohol. ISIS reportedly has 3,000 fighters in Sirte and has imposed the strict rules familiar with residents in their de facto capital in Raqqa, Syria.

Beheadings and crucifixions plague the town, which citizens have deserted by the thousands.

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