Report: 742 bodies of ‘ISIS’ fighters are stacked in refrigerated containers outside Misurata

A Reuters report said hundreds of bodies of ISIS operatives killed in previous battles years ago are still stacked in refrigerated containers outside the city of Misurata.

These bodies were recovered from battlefields and unofficial cemeteries in 2016, while no specific method or location for their burial has been agreed.

The number of these bodies is around 742, but the power cuts in the refrigerated containers caused them to decompose over time, which consequently resulted in the release of odors.

A plan to allocate a cemetery for these bodies in Sirte failed, as did another plan to bury them in a cemetery originally intended for migrants who died trying to cross from Libya to European countries.

Security forces guarding the containers are hoping the government can find a quick fix, especially since four of the refrigeration units are currently not working, requiring them to be moved to non-functioning refrigeration units from time to time. .

The purpose of collecting the bodies was to find a suitable place to bury them or send them back to their countries of origin, but those countries did not care about them.

Meanwhile, Libyan authorities have acknowledged, based on documents and photos, and speaking to captured gunmen; identification of more than 50 bodies, mainly of people from Arab and African countries, but also provisional identification of a British woman and a French child.

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