U.N. report: Human rights abuses continue in Libya : NATO airstrikes killed at least 60 civilians


Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi carried out mass executions and tortured suspected regime opponents, amounting to crimes against humanity, while the anti-Gaddafi militias now governing the country carried out war crimes, according to a year-long inquiry by a U.N. commission.

The report, by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council, provides the most detailed account to date of atrocities committed in Libya during the uprising and subsequent Western-backed military operation there.

The commission also raised the prospect that NATO forces may have ‘inadvertently’ killed dozens of civilians, citing reports that five airstrikes killed 60 civilians and injured 55 others.

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