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Thursday 29 September 2016

UN envoy to Libya condemns 'war crime' after 14 found dead in rubbish dump

Published 22/07/2016 | 14:26

UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler condemned the killings as a 'war crime' (AP)
UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler condemned the killings as a 'war crime' (AP)

The United Nations envoy to Libya has expressed shock after the bodies of 14 people, apparently victims of extra-judicial killings, were found dumped in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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Martin Kobler called on authorities to investigate.

He posted on his Twitter account that he is "utterly shocked and dismayed by the summary execution," which he called a "war crime".

Libya's al Wasat newspaper said the bodies were found in a rubbish dump in Benghazi on Thursday.

For the past two years, Benghazi has been rocked by fighting between forces led by General Khalifa Hifter and a coalition of Islamic militias.

Libya has slid into chaos since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and has become bitterly divided between rival factions and competing governments.

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