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“When I first got here in November it was pretty dangerous,” said Haymon, who shares a mansion with other athletes from abroad. “The militias were still in the city and the people wanted them out so there was a lot of fighting.”…

In Benghazi, where two American pros were reportedly detained by Libyan special forces earlier this month, the situation is a lot more unstable, according to another player who asked not to be named due to security concerns.

“It’s a lot more dangerous than I expected,” the player said about the city where a 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. “While the club looks after me and they have put me up in a nice place, I can hear the guns and explosions close by and it’s scary.”

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