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Sharp rise in civilian casualties across Libya in January: UNSMIL report

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said from 1 January to 31 January 2018, it had documented 102 civilian casualties – 39 deaths and 63 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. This, it reported, was a sharp rise from previous months. Victims included 33 men, …

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Indian national who joined IS terror group jailed in Libya

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said it had recently received information from Libyan authorities saying that an Indian national named Tabrez Tambe, who fled the country in January 2016 to allegedly join IS terrorists, is in a Libyan jail as a prisoner of war.

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Libyan slave trade feeds on endless supply of migrants

Tribal conflict and militia rule continue to be the largest impediments to ending Libya’s smuggling business. Though 252 Nigerian immigrants were repatriated from Libya to their home country on Jan. 9 and a regional African delegation visited detention centers to accelerate deportations from Libya, illegal immigration combined with a lack of rule of …

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Slavery in Libya: Life inside a container

In recent months, it has been revealed that African migrants and refugees have been sold in open markets as slaves in Libya, and are held against their will in inhumane conditions in exchange for ransom money.

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