NATO warplanes continued to bombard the city of Sirte on Sunday to clear the way for forces loyal to Libya’s interim leadership, the National Transitional Council, in an ongoing effort to seize control of former leader Muammar Gaddafi's hometown.
REUTERS - Libya’s interim rulers said on Sunday they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 inmates killed by Muammar Gaddafi’s security forces in a 1996 massacre at a prison in southern Tripoli.
According to accounts from survivors who have spoken to human rights groups, starting at dawn on June 29, 1996, guards lined up inmates in the courtyards of the Abu Salim prison .
The town, about 600 km (400 miles) south-west of Tripoli, is near a border crossing that pro-Gaddafi Libyans have used to flee into Algeria. Its old town, an intricate maze of mud walls, is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Date created : 2011-09-24