Hundreds of Islamic State Corpses Left to Rot in Libyan Food Fridges

Hundreds of Islamic State Corpses Left to Rot in Libyan Food Fridges


Reuters on Thursday pointed to a particularly grim indicator of Libyan government malfunction: a pile of 742 dead Islamic State fighters have been rotting in refrigerated food containers outside the city of Misrata since 2016 – and growing quite fragrant due to intermittent power outages.

Some of the bodies are foreign nationals who remain uncollected by their home governments.

The refrigerators are sitting in a “dusty corner” of a police compound near Misrata, Libya’s second-largest city and the setting for major battles during each of the factional wars that have erupted after former U.S. President Barack Obama, at the urging of his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, invaded and destabilized the country a decade ago. 

“The compound, run by a police unit

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