30 Migrants killed in Lybia
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The family of a Libyan contrabandist killed by migrants has killed 30 migrants in a revenge attack, Libya’s United Nations-recognised government said.
‘The killings took place in Mezdah, a town some 150km (95 miles) south of Libya’s capital Tripoli, the interior ministry said on Thursday, adding that the 30-year-old smuggler was killed by “clandestine migrants” for unknown reasons.’
Eleven other migrants, whose nationalities were not identified, were wounded and admitted to hospital in Zentan, 170km (106 miles) southwest of Tripoli, it said.
The ministry assured to hunt down the killers.
Libya has been surrounded in chaos since 2011 when longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in a NATO-backed uprising. Following 2014, the country has been divided between two rival administrations.
In current years, the country has also become a major pathway for migrants and refugees hoping to make it to Europe.
*Many of the migrants have fled poverty, conflict, war, forced labour, female genital mutilation, corrupt governments and personal threats, only to find themselves stranded in the middle of the Libyan conflict and also facing the threat of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the country*