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UN: Eight mass graves reported found in Libya

June 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The UNSMIL expressed "horror" over "reports on the discovery of at least eight mass graves in past days, the majority of them in Tarhuna."

(CNN)At least eight mass graves been reportedly been discovered in Libya, according to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.

In a tweet, the UNSMIL expressed "horror" over "reports on the discovery of at least eight mass graves in past days, the majority of them in Tarhuna. "

Last week, Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) announced control over Tarhuna, a key city to the southeast of capital Tripoli, after pushing back eastern forces led by renegade general Khalifa Haftar.

The town was previously occupied by the self-styled Libya National Army (LNA) forces loyal to Haftar.

The town is the last major stronghold by Haftar's forces in western Libya.

In response, the US Embassy in Libya tweeted, "The United States shares UNSMIL's horror and supports immediate efforts by Libyan authorities and international bodies to investigate these intolerable abuses and bring perpetrators to justice. "

Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, also responded, describing reports on the mass graves in Libya "truly disturbing. "

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