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Benghazi's commercial airport open 3 years after war related closure

Benghazi’s international airport, Benina, has reopened for commercial flights after a three year closure due to fighting in the city.

The first outward flights were from the airport to the Lybian capital Tripoli reports Reuters.

Benina is just east of Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, where fighting escalated in the summer of 2014.

Benina airport continues to facilitate military operations as well as commercial flights.