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Security installs surveillance cameras in Benghazi

Benghazi Security Directorate has begun on Tuesday to install security surveillance cameras in the squares and main streets of the city.

It comes upon the instructions of Benghazi Security Director, Brigadier General Adel Abdul Aziz, and under the supervision of the technical affairs department of the Benghazi Security Directorate.

The move aims to ensure the highest level of security and stability in Benghazi. It would achieve a qualitative leap in the security sector amid recent measures to support security modernization and development in the city.

Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city and the birthplace of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi, has witnessed a three-year war between the National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar, and extremists.

In late December 2018, the Ministries of Interior of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) and the Interim Government agreed to unify their security efforts to secure all regions across Libya.

Libya has plunged into chaos after the 2011 uprising, and it is now governed by rival administrations in the east and west.

Due to the division, Libya has become a haven for Islamic militants and armed groups which thrive on looting and human trafficking, particularly in the remote south of the country.

There have been two major factions on the ground since 2014; one led by Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, who now controls the eastern side of Libya in cooperation with the interim government of the House of Representatives (HoR), also known as the Tobruk government. The other is led by Faiez Sarraj, head of the U.N.-backed GNA in Tripoli.

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