By Ahmed Elumami.
Benghazi 11 July 2013:
Security in Benghazi throughout Ramadan has been boosted by additional army patrols working with city police . . .[restrict]stations and military intelligence.
The Benghazi Joint Security room has organised round the clock surveillance of the city’s streets by some 25 patrols, said spokesman Mohamed Hejazi. With each patrol numbering five men, at any one time there will be at least 125 troops deployed around the city.
The task will be carried out by troops from the Army’s Special Forces No 1, commanded by Colonel Wanis Abu-Khamadah.
Hejazi called on the people of Benghazi to cooperate with the special forces as they patrolled the city’s famously-crowded Ramadan evening streets, to ensure everyone’s comfort and the stability of the city.
The extra patrols have been mounted in response to the recent upsurge in violence in the city which has seen a number of high profile assassinations and attempted murders including, last week, the failed attack on the honorary French consul and his wife as they drove home. [/restrict]