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ICC: conflict parties committed war crimes in Libya 


The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda said that the terrorist Islamic State group (IS) killed most of civilians in Libya, confirming that all warring factions committed what she considered as war crimes.

She added that IS has committed 27 suicidal attacks from 37 attacks this year, and executed Libyans accused of “spying, homeopathic or doing social activities”. IS attacks have hit mostly the southern city of Sirte, but fighting in June drove out the jihadists from Derna, in the east, according to AFP.

She mentioned in her report to the Security Council, Thursday, that executions and other crimes attributed to IS and other allied groups far exceed those committed by other groups. She added that the Libya Dawn troops that controls Tripoli under the leadership of the General National Congress (GNC) and the Libyan National Army loyal to the House of Representatives (HoR) were also committing large-scale crimes.

She said she is willing and ready to open new investigation on war crimes in Libya, but she doesn’t have the required funding.

She renewed the ICC request concerning the extradition of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi detained in the city of Zintan and required on a number of issues.

Acts of violence forced nearly 450 thou sands of Libyans to flee last year, which is double the figures of the previous year.