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Libyan Interim government allocates 1.3 bln USD to stabilize Benghazi

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

Al-Bayda – The Libyan Interim government on Sunday announced allocating 1.767 billion dinars (1.3 billion U.S. dollars) to stabilize the city of Benghazi that is largely destroyed by years of armed conflict between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and extremist groups.

“The Committee for restoring stability to the city of Benghazi, headed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, has increased the amount allocated for projects (in the city) to 1.767 billion dinars in this year,” the government said in a statement.

The Committee stressed the need for immediate launch of all service projects in the city.

Benghazi, the second largest city of Libya and birthplace of the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi, witnessed a fierce war between LNA led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar and extremist groups including ISIS and al-Qaeda.

In June 2017, LNA announced the liberation of Benghazi and defeat of the extremist groups in the city.

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