BENGHAZI, Libya (The Address) — The Libyan Interim Government announced through its Foreign Ministry on Thursday, April 18, that will commemorate the Armenian Genocide, committed by the Ottoman Empire, on April 24,.
The Interim Government officially adopted a resolution in March recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
The statement reads: “In April 1915, Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and deported from Constantinople (now Istanbul) to the region of Ankara, 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders, the majority of whom were eventually murdered.
This was followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly, and the infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian Desert. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre.”