Graves of British Troops Vandalized in Libya


Libyan authorities have apologised after video footage emerged showing graves of British servicemen being vandalised by armed men in Benghazi. According to reports, the militants - who were liberated last year from Colonel Gaddafi with help from UK forces - attacked more than 150 graves. The Libyan graves belong to British serviceman killed during the Second World War in North Africa. Headstones at the Benghazi war cemetery were pulled down and crucifixes destroyed. The attackers, who were carrying guns and wearing combat fatigues, posted the footage on the web. The Foreign Office says it believes the attack was carried out by a group of Salafist jihadists, a hardline branch of Islam, because Muslim graves were also desecrated.


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