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VIDEO: Libyan army commander commands over execution of ISIS militants

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A few days ago, the commander of the of the Libya’s army special forces General Mahmoud al-Warfali, executed a number of ISIS militants by shooting them in a shocking scenario that has drawn similarities to the scene of an execution of Egyptian Copts in Libya two years ago.

A video shows the execution of 20 ISIS militants as they sat in four rows, all wearing orange uniforms and their faces covered in black cloth while they were handcuffed. There were a number of Libyan soldiers, in addition to Warfali, who ordered them to shoot at their heads execution style.

Warfali justified the execution “after it was proven that they were involved in the killing, kidnapping, torture, bombing and slaughter of the sons of the military institute specifically, and the Libyan people in general”.

A number of Libyans praised what Warfali’s actions, with some considering it as a legitimate reaction in revenge for the crimes committed by ISIS against the Libyans.

Others, however, considered that some of the leaders of the Libyan army fell into the trap of ISIS militias and are carrying out justice without due process by replicating ISIS’ methods, referring to the incident of the slaughtering Egyptian Copts two years ago by extremists.

Warfali, 43, gained attention recently with the spread of videos documenting the executions carried out against the elements of ISIS, which is still controversial among those who believe that it is not permissible to execute people even if they are criminals outside the legal framework and without trial.