Libya closes Benghazi port

Libya closes Benghazi port amid fighting with militants

The major Libyan commercial port of Benghazi has been closed due to ongoing fighting between Islamist militants and pro-government forces struggling to retake the area.

“All ship movements and discharging of imports have been stopped,” a port official told Reuters on Tuesday. The Benghazi port is a vital terminal for eastern Libya as it serves for oil exports and imports of food and international goods.

This comes after fierce fighting erupted in the city on Monday with pro-government forces launching an attack on areas held by the Islamist militants.

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Source: rt.com

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