By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 28 October 2014:
The University of Benghazi, on its social media page, reassured students that no crucial student . . .[restrict]documents were destroyed in the fire that damaged the administration building over the weekend.
Air Force Commander Saqr Adam Geroushi had said the university’s administration building was badly damaged in the fighting, with offices containing files and student papers going up in flames. He had blamed Ansar Al-Sharia for the destruction.
Now, the university is clarifying that the records contained in the building have been preserved. The university posted that it had taken precautions to safeguard all administrative, financial, employment and student data and records.
The University of Benghazi, close to the 17 February Brigade base in Garyounis, sits in the midst of an area that has experienced heavy fighting off and on since clashes began in May. Ansar Al-Sharia and its allies in the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council (BRSC) have at times occupied parts of the university campus.
Several buildings on the campus have been damaged in the months of fighting. [/restrict]