By Sami Zaptia.
London, 7 November 2020:
The General Authority for the Search and Identification of Missing Persons announced Thursday (5 October) the discovery of five new mass graves in the Rabt project area in Tarhuna. It said 10 unidentified bodies and four body parts have been recovered so far. Not all the graves had been completed by Thursday
The Authority had announced the discovery of numerous mass graves located close to each other in the same location with corpses in October.
It will be recalled that the Authority, part of the Ministry of Justice of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli and charged by it to investigate missing persons, reported in July that 226 bodies and a number of remains were recovered in Tarhuna and areas south of Tripoli, during the period from June 5 to 16 July.
It will also be recalled that during the war on Tripoli, Tarhuna was under the control of the Kani brothers, a family militia that ruled Tarhuna while reportedly violently suppressing other militias. On and off, during Khalifa Hafter’s war on Tripoli, the Kani brothers were aligned to Khalifa Hafter.
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