More than five tons is the outcome of the war remnants of missiles and rockets fired by Haftar militias during a year of aggression against the capital, Tripoli.
After the militias and mercenaries retreated from the walls of the capital, they fled, fleeing the fire of the Libyan army forces, which advanced in several axes after the liberation of Alwittia base and the mass escape of Russian Wagner mercenaries from Bani Walid airport.
According to the Islamic State’s approach, the militias of Haftar and their mercenaries Booby trapped citizens ’homes in the south of the capital.
The first person killed by landmine was Zakaria Jamal on May 22, after he returned to his home, and Mohamed Dleh was killed on May 25, and his brother Mahmoud Dleh was injured by the same mine, and subsequently lost his eye with whole body fragments while they dismantled a mine in a house, and a mine exploded. In the home of Samir Ismail Al-Nafati, and wajdy Ismail Al-Nafati this morning on the Hadaba Project, bringing the death toll to 4 as a result of the explosion of the planted mines.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expressed concern about the explosion of innovative explosive devices (IED) placed in or near the homes of residents of Ain Zara and Salah al-Din.
In a statement on Tuesday, the mission condemned these actions; Who does not serve any military objective, raises intense fear among the population, and violates the rights of innocent civilians who must be protected under international humanitarian law.
A comprehensive ban on anti-personnel mines
The “Ottawa Convention” imposed a complete and comprehensive ban on anti-personnel mines against the use, stockpiling, production, development, and transfer of mines, requiring the destruction of these mines, whether stored or planted in the ground.
The treaty, which was signed by 123 countries and opposed by other countries including Russia, stressed the trial and punishment of persons involved in activities prohibited by the agreement, and the submission of annual reports to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, showing the steps taken by the state, to implement the agreement.
The agreement said that mines do not distinguish between civilians and the military, and that the injuries caused by mines to individuals are difficult, and surgeons consider war injuries among the most difficult injuries they treat.
Blocking the return of thousands of displaced people to their homes
The Libyan Crime Monitoring Organization confirmed the booby trapping of citizens homes and property carried out by the Haftar militias in the areas from which it withdrew, south of the capital of Tripoli, noting that this would hinder the return of thousands of displaced civilians to their homes and endanger their lives.
The organization considered these crimes a violation of international humanitarian law, and it is part of war crimes and crimes against humanity, holding Hifter fully responsible for it.
Do not rush and return
For its part, the Ministry of Interior called on citizens living in places from which Haftar militias withdrew, south of Tripoli, not to rush and return to their homes, which could endanger their lives. Because there are mines laid by these militias.
The ministry confirmed, in a statement, the formation of a specialized working group of officers and non-commissioned officers and members of the Criminal Investigation Agency, to get rid of the remnants of war and mines laid by the militias of Haftar in the populated areas with modern equipment and technologies, with the use of trained “tracker dogs” to find explosives.
The Ministry of the Interior welcomed the cooperation of any international or domestic organizations specialized in combating this activity in violation of international law.