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12 bodies found in three new mass graves in Libya’s Tarhuna

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said it had discovered three mass graves so far this week in the city of Tarhuna, 90 kilometers (56 miles) northeast of the capital Tripoli, adding that the mass graves had been left behind by forces of retreating warlord Khalifa Haftar and his Al-Kani militias’ affiliates.

The General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons of the GNA said in a statement that the three graves contained 12 corpses in total.

The authority added that since Haftar’s militias were driven from western Libya, atrocities they committed in areas once under their control are discovered on almost a daily basis.

According to Libyan official sources, Haftar’s militias and affiliated Al-Kani militia committed war crimes and acts of genocide in the period between April 2019 and June 2020.

On June 16, the Libyan GNA found 226 dead bodies in mass graves in Tarhuna and south of Tripoli.

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