Libya apologises for attack on World War II graves

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) – Libyan authorities on Tuesday condemned the desecration of World War II graves in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over US troops burning the Quran in Afghanistan.

The interim government, in a statement, expressed ‘strong condemnation of the attack on non-Muslim graves by subversive elements who have no respect for religion or international law.’ ‘This action is contrary to the values of our Islamic religion and law,’ said the statement obtained by AFP.

The government vowed to find and put the perpetrators on trial. An unidentified group on Friday entered Benghazi military cemetery and shattered headstones of British and allied servicemen who fought in North African desert campaigns against the Nazi during World War II, according to local media reports.

The reports said the group comprised Salafists angered by the burning of the Quran at a Nato military base in Afghanistan earlier this month.          


Posted on February 29, 2012, in England, Libya, United States and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. James McDowall

    My father, who was in a bomb disposal unit of the Royal Engineers, was killed when I was 1 year old, is buried there. I hadhoped to visit one day before I die but……………

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