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Libyan Military Forces Liberate Port in Benghazi From Al-Qaeda Terrorists

© AFP 2022 / ABDULLAH DOMAA general view shows destroyed buildings in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi (file)
A general view shows destroyed buildings in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi (file) - Sputnik International
The Libyan military forces have liberated a port in the eastern city of Benghazi from the terrorists of the al-Qaeda terrorist group, Sky News Arabia reported Monday, citing army’s statement.

In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a civilian fighter holding the Libyan flag stands in front of damaged buildings in Benghazi, Libya - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Libyan forces under command of Gen. Khalifa Haftar have also regained control of several facilities in the northern part of the Libyan city.

In 2014, Haftar announced the Dignity Operation to defeat the militants in Libya, such as the al-Qaeda and Daesh terrorists. At the moment, this armed troops control a significant part of the country's eastern regions.

Libya has been in a state of turmoil since 2011, when a civil war broke out in the country and long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown, and the country was contested by two rival governments — the internationally-recognized Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress.

The internal conflict and instability prompted the advance of several militant and terrorist groups, which have established control over different parts of Libya.

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