HRS: Thousands killed, injured or kidnapped in 2018 Libyan violence

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) says 3 719 people were killed, wounded or kidnapped in clashes across Libya during 2018 as the North African country battle to stabilize following the 2011 Arab Spring and revolution.

In a recently released report, HRS said that 2 947 fighters made up 79 percent of the total figure while 772 civilians, including 49 children, accounted for the remainder.

“One thousand five hundred and sixty-seven people were killed, 2 011 people were injured and 141 others were captured or detained by armed groups,” the report stated.

The second half of 2018 was the most violent, with 1 538 casualties registered. June alone saw 857 casualties, which included 285 deaths.



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