Libya rebels buy grains in first major deals

Published on 20 June 2011

Libya's rebels have bought close to 100,000 tonnes of wheat and flour in recent weeks, the first major commercial food deals done by those fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, trade sources said. (..) The World Food Programme (WFP) said it had sent over five ships with aid into Benghazi, which was fully operational. "We are hoping that getting all of our food shipments through the port of Benghazi will encourage commercial liners to send their ships to the port," said WFP spokeswoman Abeer Etefa.

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