Al-Qaeda group in Libya has close ties to Erdoğan, intelligence documents reveal

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Classified intelligence documents obtained by the Swedish Nordic Monitor website have revealed how the jihadist Ben Ali group led by Abdaladim Ali Mossa Ben Ali, a Libyan citizen with close ties to al‐Qaeda, took part in the transfer of foreign fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey.

A Turkish police intelligence report, drafted for internal circulation, also exposed close links between the members of Libyan jihadist Ben Ali group and then-Prime Minister and now President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Group leader Ben Ali worked closely with Fedaa Majzoub, who was in touch with Erdoğan’s then-chief advisors İbrahim Kalın (now presidential spokesperson) and Sefer Turan (now chief presidential advisor) while arranging the movement of foreign fighters and the supplying of weapons.

The full report is available on the following link :

https://www.nordicmonitor.com/2020/01/al-qaeda-linked-libyan-ben-ali-group-had-close-ties-to-erdogan-intelligence-memo-reveals/.

https://www.nordicmonitor.com/2020/01/whistle-blowers-tell-details-of-secret-talks-between-erdogan-govt-and-isis-leaders/

Basma Qaddour

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