Bodies of 5 slain soldiers found in S. Libya

The bodies of the five troops were found on a road between the southern districts of Abu Najim and Jufra, near the site where they had been kidnapped

Bodies of 5 slain soldiers found in S. Libya

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five Libyan troops have been found dead in the south of the war-torn country, two days after they were kidnapped by unidentified militants, a military source said.

The bodies of the five troops were found with their throats slit on a road between the southern districts of Abu Najim and Jufra, near the site where they had been kidnapped, the source told The Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity.

No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping or murder of the five soldiers.

Libya has been dogged by political instability since autocrat Muammar Gaddafi's 2011 ouster and death.

In the more than three years since, rival militias have frequently clashed in Libya's main cities, including Tripoli and Benghazi. The central government, meanwhile, has remained largely absent from the scene.

The UN recently sponsored a dialogue initiative in Geneva in an effort to reconcile the fractious country's warring rivals.

 

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