Report: Around 53 bodies found in Libya warehouse

August 27, 2011 16:07

LONDON - The bodies of around 53 people have been found in a warehouse in the Libyan capital Tripoli after apparently being executed earlier this week, Britain's Sky News reported on Saturday.

Sky News's correspondent, Stuart Ramsay, said he had counted the bodies in a burned-out warehouse in southern Tripoli, and estimated there were 53.

Ramsay quoted witnesses as saying that 150 people were murdered at the site on Aug. 23 and 24 as rebel forces fought to take control of Tripoli from troops loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi.

A local resident told Sky that the victims were mostly civilians and said they had been killed by Gaddafi's forces.

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