42 Bodies Discovered in Libya Mass Grave

42 Bodies Discovered in Libya Mass Grave (News Central TV)

Authorities in Libya say it has located unidentified bodies of 42 people in a mass grave in the coastal city of Sirte.

The discovery was at the site of a former school and the region was under the control of the Islamic State (IS) terror group between 2015 and 2016.

Another mass grave containing the remains of 34 Ethiopian Christians was discovered near Sirte in 2018.

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The find came more than three years after the IS published a video showing its members executing at least 28 men.

The extremist group sought to profit from the chaos that has long engulfed the oil-rich country. Samples of the corpses’ teeth, blood, bones have been collected to identify the missing victims.

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Several mass graves have been uncovered across Libya in recent years. The country was plunged into turmoil after a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.


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