By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 9 August 2014:
In what seems like an expansion of the current pro-Islamists anti-Islamists fighting and divide in eastern . . .[restrict]Libya, the official spokesperson for the Dignity operation led by retired General Hafter, Mohamed Hijazi, said that Benghazi port will be closed as of today.
Hijazi said that all port traffic will be diverted to the port of Tobruk, which is as it happens where the House of Representatives (HoR) happens to be convening currently. The Dignity operation is pro the HoR and its convening in Tobruk.
The reasoning for this, Hijazi explained, was to counter the trafficking of arms and ammunition into the port of Benghazi arriving from both Misrata and Derna in aid of what he called “extremists”.
Moreover, Hijazi warned that any sea traffic to and from Derna and Misrata, and to Benghazi would be fired at. [/restrict]