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A Libyan TV channel on Wednesday aired a footage of detention places where opponents were tortured by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia in Tarhouna city, southeast of Tripoli.

The video clip broadcast by the private February channel shows extremely narrow cells where prisoners can hardly sit inside in a squatting position.

The footage has sparked outrage on social media, with one user saying the cells looked like “Nazi concentration camps”, while another described them as “Libya...

“Nine bodies were discovered and exhumed on Sunday,” the statement said, “at a site suspected of containing mass graves, in the town of Tarhuna,” The statement added that authorities were still searching for other potential mass graves “left by the Al-Kani criminal gangs, a pro-Haftar militia.”

After launching an offensive on GNA headquarters in April 2019, the troops of Marshal Haftar , the East Libyan strongman, began to retreat on the ground a month ago, following several military...

Over 400,000 civilians displaced by war, many unable to return to their homes due to mines planted by Haftar militias.

An Anadolu Agency team in Libya has monitored the evidence of mines, mass graves, and executions left behind by the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar as they retreated from south of the capital Tripoli as well as the city of Tarhuna, to the southeast.

Libya's internationally recognized government has been under attack by Haftar's forces since April 2019, with...

Findings on 11 mass graves in Libya may constitute 'evidence of war crimes or crimes against humanity,' says ICC prosecutor.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has received "credible information" regarding 11 "alleged" mass graves in Libya containing men, women and children, the court’s chief prosecutor said Monday.

"These findings may constitute evidence of war crimes or crimes against humanity," said Fatou Bensouda of The Hague-based court of the information.

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At least 40 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Tuesday after the boat they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and the U.N. refugee agency said. Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya's coast guard, told The Associated Press that at least five bodies, including a child, were recovered near the western town of Khoms, around 75 miles east of Tripoli.

Gassim said the coast guard rescued at least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan...

The United Nations and its aid partners, together with the interim Government of Libya, launched a humanitarian response plan (HRP), appealing for $202 million to bring urgent life-saving assistance to some 550,000 women, children and men affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis, UN said in a statement. 

The protracted political crisis that started in 2011 with demonstrations leading to the fall of long-time Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has developed into an armed conflict,...

Some 117 migrants who left Libya in a rubber dinghy two days ago are unaccounted for, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Jan. 19, after three people were rescued from the vessel after it sank in the Mediterranean.

"The three survivors told us they were 120 when they left Garabulli, in Libya, on Jan. 17 night. After 10 to 11 hours at sea ... (the boat) started sinking and people started drowning," IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo said on Jan. 19.

He said...

More than 100 migrants died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as saying.

The two vessels had set out from the Libyan coast early on Sept. 1, each carrying scores of people, mostly African, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on its website.

One boat’s engine failed later that day and the other began to deflate, it quoted a survivor as saying. Some survived by...

A total of 204 migrants died at sea off Libya between 29 June and July 1 while the total number of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has crossed over 1,000, according to the UN migration agency, IOM, on July 1.

"From Friday to Sunday, close to 1,000 migrants were returned to Libyan shore by the Libyan Coast Guard, who intercepted small crafts as they made their way towards the open sea," IOM said in a statement.

A small rubber boat packed with...

At least 80 migrants including women and children were missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast, survivors told the UN’s refugee agency Monday, in the latest such tragedy. A total of 132 people had boarded an inflatable craft Friday but it had started going down after a few hours. Only about 50 survivors were picked up by a commercial ship, which dropped them in Sicily on Sunday.

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More than 200 migrants are feared dead after their capsized boats sank off the coast of Libya.

Five bodies were pulled out of the water earlier on Thursday, but aid workers from Spanish organisation Poractiva Open Arms believe at total of 240 people may have been crammed onto the two overturned vessels.

Migrant numbers from North Africa to Italy have soared dramatically in 2017 after the route between Turkey and Greece was effectively cut off.

More than 550 deaths have...

On February 21, the bodies of 74 migrants were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on the shore of Zawiya, a Libyan town known for being a capital of fuel smuggling and human trafficking.

A Zawiya resident said he was on the beach as Red Crescent volunteers filled dozens of body bags.

"The first thing I did on the shore was search for the rubber boat in which they left," said the Zawiya resident, who preferred not to reveal his name for security reasons.

"It was not far...

At least 239 migrants have died in two ship wrecks off Libya, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, said the information was confirmed by two survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Leonard Doyle, chief spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, said 4,220 lives had now been lost in the Mediterranean so far this year.