15 bodies were exhumed from two mass graves in the coastal city of Sirte, Libyan authorities said on Wednesday.
The two graves were found in the garden of Ibn Sina Hospital upon a tip-off from the Sirte District Prosecutor’s Office, the General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons said in a statement.
Forensic teams will examine the bodies to identify them, the statement added.
The complete liberation of Sirte from the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group was announced by the Libyan Government of National Accord on December 17, 2016.
Tarhuna city is mentioned as a common location for the discoveries of mass graves in war-torn Libya, which was a former stronghold for warlord Khalifa Haftar.
Haftar’s forces and affiliated militias committed war crimes and acts of genocide in the period between April 2019 and June 2020, according to Libyan official sources.