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Rebels accused of Libya atrocities

Libyan rebels appear to have executed scores of fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, and probably the dictator himself, when they overran his hometown a year ago, a human rights group said. The report by Human Rights Watch on alleged rebel abuses that followed the October 2011 capture of the city of Sirte in the final major battle of the eight-month civil war is one of the most detailed descriptions of war crimes committed by the militias that toppled Gaddafi, and which still play a major role in Libyan politics today. The 50-page report Death of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte details the last hours of Gaddafi’s life on October 20, when he tried to flee the besieged city. The long-time leader’s convoy was struck by Nato aircraft as it tried to escape and the survivors were attacked by militias from the city of Misrata, who captured and disarmed the dictator and his entourage. Misrata was subjected to a brutal weeks-long siege by Gaddafi’s forces that killed hundreds of residents, and fighters from the city became among the regime’s most implacable foes. HRW says the evidence suggests that Misratans took revenge against their prisoners in Sirte. The New York-based… timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/rebels-accused-of-libya-atrocities/

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Rebels accused of Libya atrocities