Headstone being vandalised at the Benghazi War Cemetery
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Apology after British war graves attacked in Benghazi

Libyan authorities have issued an apology after video emerged which is believed to show graves of British servicemen being attacked by armed men in Benghazi.

Headstones were broken at the Benghazi War Cemetery and the Benghazi British Military Cemetery, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) said.

Among the graves targeted were those of British and Commonwealth servicemen killed during the Second World War.

This footage is believed to have been filmed at the Benghazi War Cemetery and appears to show about a dozen armed men kicking down headstones and trying to damage a cross

  • 04 Mar 2012
  • From the section World