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Daesh Executes Dozens of Civilians in Libyan Coastal Stronghold

© AP PhotoIraqi security forces celebrate as they hold a captured flag of the Islamic State group (File)
Iraqi security forces celebrate as they hold a captured flag of the Islamic State group (File) - Sputnik International
Daesh terrorists have murdered at least 49 prisoners since February 2015, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The victims include captive fighters, political opponents and those accused of spying, sorcery and insulting God by Daesh, the report explained.

"As if beheading and shooting perceived enemies isn’t enough, Daesh is causing terrible suffering in Sirte even for Muslims who follow its rules," Human Rights Watch senior terrorism and counterterrorism researcher Letta Tayler stated.

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While the world’s attention is focused on atrocities in Syria and Iraq, the Daesh "is also getting away with murder in Libya," Tayler noted.

Sirte is located on Libya’s northern coast between the capital of Tripoli and the terrorist haven of Benghazi. The Daesh controls about 120 miles of coastline in the area, according to Human Rights Watch.

Daesh terrorist group is outlawed in numerous countries, including in Russia and the United States.

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