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Benghazi Cemeteries tidy again

10 April 2012

All the broken headstones have been removed from the Benghazi War Cemetery and the Benghazi British Military Cemetery, and temporary markers have been erected on all the graves that were damaged in the attacks last month.

The cemeteries have been tidied throughout, and - in the words of Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff who've returned from Libya - the site looks "presentable" again.

The cemeteries are "dry" sites, so there is no grass to maintain. But CWGC staff have already removed weeds and tidied around the graves.  

The situation across Libya remains unpredictable, and the Foreign Office continues to advise against all but essential travel in the Benghazi area. But local CWGC staff are able to work again and their next task is to remove the remnants of the Cross of Sacrifice which was damaged in the attack on the Benghazi War Cemetery.

New headstones are on order, and will be manufactured and shipped over the coming months.