Libyan authorities said Wednesday that four unidentified bodies were recovered from two newly discovered mass graves in the city of Tarhouna, some 90 km south of the capital Tripoli.
Each of the two graves contained two bodies, General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons said in a statement.
The authorities of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said search was underway for more mass graves in the city, which was under the control of Al-Kaniyat militias loyal to Khalifa Haftar.
According to official Libyan sources, Haftar’s militias committed war crimes and acts of genocide in the period between April 2019 and June 2020.
Since June, following the defeat of Haftar’s forces in western Libya, the Libyan government found around 300 dead bodies in mass graves in Tarhouna and south of Tripoli.