Tripoli, April 2: Another mass grave has been found today, Tuesday, this time in the wadi just outside Qaddafi’s Bab Al-Aziziya barracks. There are no details as yet as to the numbers of bodies found nor when the victims were killed.
The site is being protected by brigades from Tripoli and Misrata.
Several other mass graves have been discovered across the country in recent days.
At the end of last month, the bodies of nine people believed to have been executed in Benghazi’s sports stadium in 1986 were found in a grave at the headquarters of the Directorate of Security. Forensic scientists are currently examining DNA samples taken from the bodies. A report is being sent to the Attorney-General.
In mid-March, a mass grave containing 40 bodies was found at Wadi Rabie near Tripoli. The bodies, believed to be those of anti-Qaddafi fighters executed in May 2011, were badly disfigured because chemicals were said to have been poured onto them to speed up decomposition. The ages of the dead were put at the time between 23 and 40.
It was reported that they originally came from Tripoli and had been captured at the beginning of the uprising in the city in February last year.
The information about the dead and the location of the grave had come from a former Qaddafi soldier who had helped dig the grave.