Libyan Interior Ministry shuts down three migrants’ detention centers

Migrants at one of the centers in Libya. [Photo: Archive – Internet] 
The Libyan Interior Ministry has announced that it is in the process of shutting down three migrants’ detention centers and releasing the migrants, urging the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and IOM to start repatriating them or resettling them to other countries. 

The ministry said the three centers are one in Al-Khoms, one in Misurata and one in Tajoura, where last month over 53 people were killed by an airstrike by Khalifa Haftar’s warplanes.

Haftar has been leading an attack on the UN-backed government in Tripoli since April 04, with a death toll in the capital and its suburbs of over 1100 killed and 5100 injured persons.

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