August 26th, 2011
09:55 AM ET

Amnesty International: Gadhafi forces killed detainees

Eyewitnesses say Gadhafi loyalists killed "numerous detainees" this week at two military camps in Tripoli, Amnesty International reported on Friday.

Escaped detainees from the Khilit al-Ferjan and Qasr Ben Ghashir camps provided testimony to the human rights group.

The loyalist forces used grenades and gunfire on scores of prisoners at Khalit al-Ferjan after around 160 detainees fled a metal hangar.

Amnesty said Gadhafi's "troops continue their flagrant disregard for human life and international humanitarian law. It is a war crime for any party to a conflict to kill or torture prisoners."

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  1. George Patton

    I am a mindless Tea Partiers spewing my senseless comments on this web page. It just goes on and on!!!
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

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      August 28, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
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