A Libyan death squad has placed video footage on Facebook and YouTube of 33 executions in which IS members were killed. The death squad will have to pay the price for these videos. The command of the death squad has been arrested in response to the releasing of the footage and has to appear before the International Criminal Court in The Hague because of their responsibility in war crimes.
The website Terror News uploaded the 7 videos that were made last spring and summer by the death squad members themselves and were put on social media. It is evident how the commanding officer, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, executes groups of people and orders others to do the same. According to international war law, prisoners of war must get a fair trial. Rules such as eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth should not rule these battle fields.
Al-Warfalli is the commander of the Al-Saiqa Brigade in Libya. The brigade separated from the Libyan army after the death of its dictator Moammar al-Qadhafi. Since then, several armed groups in Libya have been in battle for power. Islamic State is also mixed in this battle for power. The videos of the executions are shot in and around the city of Benghazi in the east of the country. [Warning: Videos contain shocking images]
The Terror.News website shows all 7 videos in which Al-Warfalli executes prisoners.
The International Criminal Court issued a summons against Mahmoud Al-Warfalli in mid-August. He is accused of 33 war crimes in seven locations in Libya. Shortly after the summons he was arrested. It is still unclear when he is handed over to the Netherlands to stand at trial at the ICC.