Soldiers killed in mine blast in Benghazi: report

By Ibrahim Drissi

Benghazi, 15 September 2016:

Six soldiers belonging to 115 infantry brigade from Marj are reported to have been killed today in a mine explosion in Benghazi’s Gwarsha district.

Intermittent clashes have continued in both Gwarsha and Ganfuda, but mines – and snipers – have been the main reason for its slow progress in the area, the Libyan National Army says.

Vast quantities of mines across the east of the country, left unsecured following the revolution, subsequently fell into the hands of militants who have used them in Benghazi, Sirte and other conflict zones.

De-mining experts say they warned the Zeidan government about this nearly four years ago but that it did nothing.

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