Libyan authorities find 2 new mass graves in Tarhuna
City is former stronghold of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia
Libyan authorities have discovered two new mass graves in the city of Tarhuna, a former stronghold of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces located northeast of the capital Tripoli.
In a statement over the weekend, the General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons said bodies will be exhumed from the graves on Monday.
According to official Libyan sources, Haftar’s forces and affiliated militias committed war crimes and acts of genocide between April 2019 and June 2020.
Since June last year following the defeat of Haftar’s forces in the western areas of Libya, the Libyan government has discovered around 300 bodies in mass graves in Tarhuna and south of Tripoli.
Libya has been torn by civil war since the overthrow and killing of long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.