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Two new mass graves discovered in Tarhouna

Libyan authorities on Wednesday found two new mass graves in the city of Tarhouna, 90 kilometers (56 miles) northeast of the capital Tripoli.

Abdelaziz al-Jaafari, spokesman for the General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons, said the two graves were discovered in Mashru Alrabet area in Tarhouna, a former stronghold of warlord Khalifa Haftar.

He did not specify how many bodies were exhumed from the graves.

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.

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