15 October 2019 :
A Cairo Court on 13 October 2019 handed down a death penalty to the Libyan terrorist Abdel Rahim Mohamed Abdullah al-Mismary for involvement in the 2017 Western Desert shoot-out, which left 16 policemen killed and 13 others injured.
The court’s initial ruling could be upheld or overturned on 3 November 2019, after taking the Grand Mufti’s advisory opinion, according to the court. The case includes other 43 defendants who still stand trial.
Mismary was the only survivor in the 2017 security raid that tracked fleeing terrorists in the Western Desert near the terror attack scene and left 15 militants and 16 policemen dead.
Mismary, 29, confessed that he joined the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna in late 2014 in a statement that aired on Al-Hayah channel. The organization of the Derna-based Islamist factions opposed the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and the Libyan army, led by Khalifa Haftar.
Mismary pointed out that he participated in planting IEDs that targeted IS militants and Haftar’s troops in Derna, describing his enemies as “infidels.”