By Libya Herald team.
Tunis/Tripoli, 30 July 2017:
Sabri residents who have returne to the area after it was liberated earlier this month have taken to the streets for a major clean up. Apart from the adjoining Sidi Akhebish where the militants made their last stand, Sabri was the last area of Benghazi to be liberated from them. It had been occupied for three years.
With borrowed equipment and support from the city’s municipal council, they have been clearing rubble and rubbish and hosing down the streets.
There has been no support from the interim government in government. However, members of the Libya armed forcesprovided some equipment and joined locals in the clean-up after military engineers had cleared areas of unexploded ordnance, mines and booby raps set by the terrorists.
Parts of Sabri, however, still contain large amounts of mines and explosives because the Libyan National Army do not have enough mine clearance equipment and capabilities.