25 Sep '11, 3pm

Libya's NTC unearths mass grave with the bodies of 1,700 prisoners slain by Muammar Gaddafi's regime

Libya's NTC unearths mass grave with the bodies of 1,700 prisoners slain by Muammar Gaddafi's regime

A man collects human remains at the site of a mass grave in Tripoli September 25, 2011. Libya's interim authorities said on Sunday they had found a mass grave in the capital containing the bodies of more than 1,700 people killed by Muammar Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Tripoli's Abu Salim prison. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SIRTE, Libya (AFP) - Libya's new rulers said Sunday they have unearthed a mass grave of 1,700 prisoners slain by Muammar Gaddafi's regime in a 1996 uprising, a massacre that helped trigger the revolt that ousted the despot. The gruesome find came as hundreds of the National Transitional Council's fighters thrust into Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte from the east and Nato warplanes pounded the coastal city for a second straight day. The remains of the prisoners executed at Tripoli's notorious Abu Salim jail were found in a mass grave in the capital, ...

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