ISIS responsible for most Libya killings

imgIslamic State (ISIS) jihadists are killing more civilians in Libya than the other warring factions, but all sides are committing “large-scale crimes,” International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Thursday.
Of the 37 car and suicide bombings recorded this year in Libya, 27 have been attributed to the ISIS group, Bensouda said in a report to the UN Security Council.
ISIS fighters are executing Libyans for “perceived activities such as spying, homosexuality and social activism,” she said.
Violent deaths are on the rise in Libya, where the United Nations is trying to broker a deal on a unity government that would be able to confront the growing threat from the Islamic State group.
No fewer than 60 people are killed per month in the north African country, which has been in turmoil since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
ISIS attacks have hit mostly the southern city of Sirte, but fighting in June drove out the jihadists from Derna, in the east.
Executions and other murders of Libyans “attributed to ISIS and its allied organizations have been consistently more highly numbered than those of other perpetrators,” Bensouda said in her report to the council.
In another indication of the worsening crisis, nearly 450 000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the violence over the past year, double the number of displaced from the previous year, she said.
Bensouda said the Libya Dawn militia that controls Tripoli and the Libyan National Army loyal to the internationally recognized government were also committing “large-scale crimes.”

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