At least 13 mass graves found in Libya: Red Cross

Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:47

Geneva: The International Committee of the
Red Cross says at least 13 mass graves have been found in
Libya over the past three weeks.

The Geneva-based Red Cross says its staff assisted in the
recovery of 125 bodies found at 12 different sites in and
around Tripoli.

It says remains of 34 people were also recovered from a
site in the Nafusa mountain village of Galaa in western Libya.
ICRC spokesman Steven Anderson said Wednesday that more
mass graves are being found every week.

The aid group says it is helping ensure the remains are
properly recovered so that the identities of the dead can be
established and relatives informed.

It said it is not involved in collecting evidence that
could be used in war crimes or other legal proceedings.


First Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:47

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