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Lower figures of casualties recorded in Libya in June compared to May

Libyans seen after Egypt’s air strike on Derna, Libya [Abdul Hamid/Arabi21]
Libyans seen after Egypt’s airstrike on Derna, Libya [Abdul Hamid/Arabi21]

Civilian causalities across Libya have more than halved in June compared to the figures in May according to the latest UNSMIL report.

Nine casualties and 26 injuries were recorded in June which contrasted with the 18 fatalities and 50 injuries in May.

The UNSMIL documented three deaths and seven injuries in Benghazi, two deaths and one injury in Zawia, one death and six injuries in Sabha, one death and three injuries in Misrata, one death in Tripoli and a final one in Hun.

The report also marked the first time UNSMIL has named and accused Libyan National Army (LNA) Special Forces commander Mahmoud Al-Werfalli of “clearly” being involved in killing captives.

Read: More Libyan civilian casualties in May than any other month this year, reports UN

UNSMIL previously mentioned execution videos in its reports and referred to a “Benghazi commander” but has failed to mention the Special Forces commander by name. Werfalli was “clearly identifiable” in a new a video that showed the summary execution of six alleged militants, according to the UN.

The report also highlighted a case of the corpse of a Tawerghan man found in a Tripoli camp for Internally Displaced People which showed signs of beatings and fractures. The suffocation of seven sub-Saharan African migrants inside a truck was also highlighted by the UN report.

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