Alleged Gaddafi loyalists are taken prisoner by anti-Gaddafi fighters in Sirte October 20, 2011. Muammar Gaddafi was killed by Libyans he once scorned as “rats”, succumbing to wounds, some seemingly inflicted after his capture by fighters who overran his last redoubt on Thursday in his hometown of Sirte. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani)
A human rights group says it discovered 53 decomposing bodies of Gaddafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte. It seems to be a part of a trend in killings, lootings and abuses by the rebel forces.
A human rights groups says it has discovered 53 decomposing bodies, apparently of Moammar Gadhafi loyalists, some of whom may have been executed by revolutionary forces.
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The New York-based Human Rights Watch said Monday that the discovery in Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte “seems part of a trend of killings, looting and other abuses committed by anti-Gadhafi fighters who consider themselves above the law.”
The group urged Libyan authorities to rein in armed groups.
The latest discovery of the grave came to light as Libya’s new leaders declared the country liberated, following a brutal eight-month civil war. The declaration was overshadowed by continued questions about whether Gadhafi was executed after capture last week.