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Sunday, October 14, 2018, 15:34
Mass grave found near Libya's Sirte
By Xinhua
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 15:34 By Xinhua

A member of the Libyan forces of the National Accord patrols Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on Dec 20, 2016 after they drove the Islamic State (IS) group out of its Libyan stronghold earlier this month. (MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP)

TRIPOLI — Libyan security forces have found a mass grave near the city of Sirte containing 110 bodies, local media reported on Saturday. 

On Tuesday, a mass grave containing 75 bodies was found west of Sirte, according to a military source

According to al-Wasat news website, the bodies were buried two years ago, and cell phones and cash were also found buried with the bodies. 

On Tuesday, a mass grave containing 75 bodies was found west of Sirte, according to a military source. 

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Another grave containing 40 bodies was also found in Sirte on Thursday, the Libyan Red Crescent Society said. 

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The coastal city of Sirte, located some 450 km east of the capital Tripoli, had witnessed months of fighting between forces allied with the UN-backed government and the Islamic State militants, which ended in December 2015 with the government forces taking over the city. 

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