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Mass grave with 18 bodies found in Libya

Libyan authorities on Sunday said they have found 18 bodies buried in a mass grave in a former ISIS stronghold along the country’s coast.

The Missing Persons Authority said in a statement the bodies were unearthed in the Sabaa area of Sirte, a city in central Libya. The bodies were taken to a local hospital, it added.

Sirte fell under the control of ISIS militants between 2015 and 2016.

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The militants were eventually driven out of the city in December 2016.

In its statement, the Missing Persons Authority said they collected samples of the dead bones in an effort to identify the bodies. Further details on the cause of death for those found were not provided.

Several mass graves have been uncovered across Libya recently.

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