By Jamie Prentis.
Tunis, 2 July 2017:
Civilian causalities across Libya more than halved in June compared to May UNSMIL has announced. It said nine died and 26 were injured in June contrasted with 18 fatalities and 50 injuries in May.
The report also marked the first time UNSMIL that has named and accused Libyan National Army (LNA) Special Forces commander Mahmoud Al-Warfali of “clearly” being involved in the slaying of captives.
UNSMIL has previously mentioned execution videos in its reports and refers to a “Benghazi commander” appeared but did not mention Warfali by name. UNSMIL said he is “clearly identifiable” in a new a video that showed the summary execution of six alleged militants.
It is also reported that the corpse of a Tawerghan man found in a Tripoli camp for Internally Displaced People showed signs of beatings and fractures.
Overall, UNSMIL documented three deaths and seven injuries in Benghazi, two deaths and one injury in Zawia, one death and six injuries in Sabha, one death and three injuries in Misrata, one death in Tripoli and one in Hun.
The suffocation of seven sub-Saharan African migrants inside a truck is also mentioned as is last week’s tribal clashes in Sebha which saw one death and another six injured – including two children and a woman.