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Videos of 'war crimes' in Libya shared online

An investigation by BBC Arabic, has found evidence of alleged war crimes being shared on Facebook and YouTube.

Disturbing images and videos have been found on these social media platforms showing bodies of civilians and fighters being desecrated by fighters of the Libyan National Army during an offensive in 2017.

Under international law, the desecration of bodies and posting the images online for propaganda is a war crime.

The BBC have found over 100 images and videos. One video includes an indicted war crime suspect killing three people. This video has been on Facebook for over two years and watched over 10,000 on YouTube.

Facebook has since removed all videos after being alerted by the BBC but the images remain on the platform.

YouTube have removed one video. In a statement YouTube said, “we have clear policies which prohibit graphic or violent content and will remove flagged videos which violate this policy.”

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