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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

A few nights ago, the Misrata militias attacked the camp again, taking men and humiliating them in front of the children, and breaking windows and walls. A couple were killed, trying to flee. A young girl was found raped, her breast burned.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

New Taouerga families await, fleeing the camp outside Misrata constantly under attack. The remaining men use plywood to divide the basement of one of the buildings to make room for them.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
05 Oct 2012

In one of the storage racks, some women settled a little kitchen shared by the 30 families of one of the buildings. Two pots and one pan are available along with two electrical hobs. Some spices and cans were brought in a few months back by the remaining NGOs. Water from the lavatories and natural light do the trick for cooking.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Taouerga, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
28 Sep 2012

The city of Taouerga is now a ghost city hanted by Misrati militias. All burned and robbed, only some walls are still standing, showing the testimony of hatred. Called now the New Misrata, the city is not easy to access, totally controlled, and no journalist is allowed.

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Taouergas: Damned Souls of the Libyan...
Janzur, Libya
By Melanie Wenger
26 Sep 2012

One of the Taouerga camps is situated in Janzur. 400 families are living in approximately 1km2, in the military academy where one of Gaddafi’s sons used to study . The electricity power has recently been back thanks to generators shared by some «residents». Some windows are still missing, replaced by blankets or sheets.