Libyan Army Frees More than 100 Human Trafficking Victims

The Libyan military has rescued at least 120 migrants captured by human traffickers in the town of Bani Walid, in a statement on Wednesday.

The 444th Brigade said, “our forces were capable of releasing a number of hostages in Bani Walid at dawn today, and military forces raided other hideouts of human traffickers, freeing approximately 120 immigrants who were being subjected to torture and were being coerced, according to the captive’s testimonies,” in a statement on Facebook

Most of the captives were Egyptian nationals, they added.

Last week, the brigade also freed 70 migrants who were held captive in hidden prisons in the same town.

Bani Walid southeast of Tripoli has been a hub of human traffickers for migrants fleeing the country for Europe.


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