Libyan bank notes arrive in Benghazi
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Libyan cash flown to Benghazi to help rebuilding process

Nearly $230m (£140m) worth of Libyan bank notes has been flown to the Libyan opposition stronghold of Benghazi by the UK air force.

The cash, printed in the UK, was the first instalment released after previously being frozen due to UN sanctions.

Meanwhile, fighters have encircled Sirte, one of the last places under the control of forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Jon Leyne reports.

  • 01 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa