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Benghazi Port Reopens after Three Years

By John Lee. Benghazi’s shipping port reopened on Sunday following a three-year closure. The port is used for general cargo, and to import gas and some refined petroleum. It closed in 2014 due to fighting between rival factions. Benghazi's airport reopened in July. (Source: Reuters)

Libya Shield seizes Benghazi Port

Libya Herald reports that Libya Shield No.1 took control of Benghazi port on Sunday following violent clashes with Saiqa Special Forces which left seven dead and 13 wounded. The Head of Security at the port told the news agency that Libya Shield entered the premises on foot and without technical vehicles, but could not say […]