Middle East

Ships calling at Benghazi could be targeted

Cairo: Retired Libyan general Khalifa Haftar on Sunday threatened to order his troops to shoot ships entering the Port of Benghazi if port officials did not heed orders to close it down.

Haftar had earlier accused rival militias of getting arms supplies through the northeastern Libya port.

He sent a letter to port officials, telling them that his troops would shoot any ships entering the port if it was not closed down, according to Libyan activists.

He said in his letter that port officials should direct incoming ships to the eastern Port of Tobruk instead.  [15/09/14]

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