Hundreds of ISIS militant corpses await repatriation from Libya

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Libyan authorities are negotiating with other governments to decide what to do with hundreds of bodies of Islamic State militants stored in freezers in the city of Misrata.

They have been shipped here from the coastal city of Sirte, where seven months ago, Libyan forces defeated Islamic State.

A man from an organized crime unit in Misrata says there are various nationalities, such as Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan and North Africa.

According to the crime unit, the Prosecutor General was in talks with foreign governments over repatriation and they are awaiting a decision on how to proceed with foreign governments wary of acknowledging just how many of their citizens left to fight as jihadists.

In Tunisia alone, officials say more than 3 000 citizens left to fight in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Libya is now left with a sensitive decision on how and when the bodies will be returned.



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