Corpses still in tran­sit

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MISRATA: Seven months af­ter Libyan forces de­feated Is­lamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hun­dreds of bod­ies of for­eign mil­i­tants still lie stored in freez­ers as author­i­ties ne­go­ti­ate with other gov­ern­ments to de­cide what to do with them, lo­cal of­fi­cials say.

The corpses have been shipped to Misrata, a city fur­ther to the west whose forces led the fight to de­feat Is­lamic State in Sirte in De­cem­ber.

Al­low­ing the bod­ies to be shipped home to coun­tries such as Tu­nisia, Su­dan and Egypt would be sen­si­tive for the gov­ern­ments in­volved, wary of ac­knowl­edg­ing how many of their cit­i­zens left to fight as ji­hadists in Iraq, Syria and Libya. – Reuters

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