7 bodies exhumed from new mass grave in Tarhuna

7 bodies exhumed from new mass grave in Tarhuna

August 23, 2022 - 11:54
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Written By: MohamedAhmed

The General Authority for Search and Identification of Missing Persons announced that 7 unidentified bodies had been recovered from a garbage collection site in Tarhuna.

The Authority discovered, on Sunday, a new mass grave left by the Al-Kani militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar, and postponed the excavation operations until Monday.

The Authority indicated that the forensic medicine will work on the bodies and take samples to refer them to the laboratories department to complete the matching process with the reference samples of the families of the missing persons.

It is to be noted that the Attorney General, Siddiq Al-Sour, had revealed the exhumation of 259 bodies from 82 cemeteries in Tarhuna and its suburbs, and that 120 bodies were identified.

He also revealed the filing of 280 law suits related to mass graves in the city of Tarhuna, pointing out that 10 cases were referred to the courts, and charges of murder, torture, kidnapping, forced disappearance, armed robbery and theft were brought against 20 defendants.