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Warplane bombs non-oil port in Libya's Benghazi: witnesses

Unidentified men stand around military vehicles following the cessation of clashes for control of the city of Wershefana, on September 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA

BENGHAZI, Libya: A warplane attacked the non-oil port in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, witnesses said.

Forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar said they carried out the attack to stop a ship from docking and supplying Islamist fighters.

"We warned the port manager that we will not allow ships to dock to supply Majlis al-Shura with weapons," said Saqer al-Jouroushi, head of Haftar's air defence unit. He was referring to an umbrella group of Islamist fighters that Haftar has been fighting in Benghazi.

 

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