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Libyan militia leader sanctioned for war crimes killed in shootout

The International Criminal Court is investigating allegations and evidence that Mohammed al-Kani's militia carried out crimes against humanity.
A picture taken on March 26, 2021, shows a damaged and abandoned villa complex of members of a Libyan family who commanded a militia that traumatised Tarhuna town, 80Km southeast of the capital. The Kaniyat were a team of six brothers who traumatized the town of Tarhuna in war-ravaged Libya, systematically eliminating those seen as opposing their militia — including killing the families.

The leader of Libya's notorious Kaniyat militia, who was sanctioned for alleged war crimes by the United States and European Union, died in a raid by security forces near Benghazi on Tuesday.

Mohammed al-Kani was killed at a farm outside of the eastern city of Benghazi, Libyan journalist Mahmoud al-Misrati reported.

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