October 2015

Boy dies after falling down open sewer manhole

October 30, 2015 - 16:56
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A five -year- old boy was found dead on Thursday after he fell into an open manhole of sewer in Tripoli's Qasi Ben Ghashir neighbourhood.

Hussein Al-Bosaifi was playing with his friends when he fell into the sewer hole at 05.00 pm. Rescuers  took 04:45 hours before they finally found his body.

Locals are blaming the municipal council and the General Company for Public Services over the boy's death because of their carelessness.

Air traffic controllers to suspend planned strike after meeting with GNC

October 29, 2015 - 10:41
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Syndicate of Air Traffic Controllers has decided to suspend a planned strike following a meeting with the GNC Committee of Energy and Services on Monday.

The air traffic controllers set November 01 a day of indefinite strike over payment and conditions.

The Air controllers are also demanding to be affiliated them with the Libyan African Aviation Holding Co instead of the Civil Aviation Authority to enjoy better working conditions and benefits, deploring resolution 101 for 2014 which cancelled the affiliation.

Maltese hostage rescued by Deterrence Force in Libya

October 29, 2015 - 08:41
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Special Deterrence Force, one of the Ministry of Interior's forces, conducted early on Wednesday an operation to free hostages held by a gang in Tripoli outskirts.

Among the hostages was Noel Sciberras, the Maltese  manager of CT Park Libya JV. Sciberras remained in custody in a farm for 46 days and a ransom of € 5 million was requested by the kidnappers for his release before the SDF secured his release .

The gangsters were arrested and all the hostages are safe.

Pro-Khalifa Haftar arms smuggler jailed in Britain

October 28, 2015 - 12:38
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A British court has found a Libyan national guilty of masterminding an arms smuggling network to smuggle arms into Libya.

Abdul-Raaof Eshati admitted his part in a massive £18.6 million deal to smuggle arms and ammunition to Tobruk and Zintan in breach of an embargo imposed by the United Nations in 2011. He was sentenced to six years in prison.

Wirshiffana declared military zone after helicopter shootdown

October 27, 2015 - 21:32
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Ministry of Defence in the Salvation Government has declared a state of emergency following today's helicopter shootdown. The ministry said in a statement that it will take the necessary measures to bring the perpetrators to justice.

For its part, the General Staff of the Libyan Army declared Wirshiffana region as a military zone and advised civilians to avoid it. It also called all revolutionary fighters to join their military units to expel the gangsters out of the region.  

Helicopter crashes in western Libya

October 27, 2015 - 14:47
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

More than 15 people are now believed to be dead after a helicopter carrying civilians, military commanders and sick people crashed off Al-Maya coast, some 27km to the west of Tripoli on Tuesday.

Seven bodies, including senior Al-Zawiya revolutionary fighter and Commander of Al-Zawiya Martyrs Brigade Sohaib Al-Ramah, were recovered. Among the victims is the Commander of Western Military Region Hussien Abu Diya. Search operations for the other bodies are still ongoing, the city's municipal council said.

SG forms a security room to boost security measures in western Libya

October 27, 2015 - 09:33
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, ordered Monday to form a security room under the name “securing the west coast room”, pointing out that the aim of the formation is to secure the coastal road from the western entrance of Tripoli to the Ras Ijdir border with Tunisia.

Libyan-Libyan Reconciliation

October 26, 2015 - 09:43
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Those who do not want Libya to be under international sanctions, they should turn their real concerns toward the fear of division and separation because the sanctions imposed by the international community will not affect Libya except through division or preferring personal interests to the country’s ones.

Dignity behind Benghazi protest shelling, Salvation Government says

October 25, 2015 - 11:46
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Salvation Government has strongly condemned Friday's shelling on Benghazi's Al-Keesh Square protesters.

The government expressed in a statement on Saturday concern about the shelling which left 9 people dead, describing it as a terrorist act.

The statement accused Dignity Operation of being behind the shelling to mix up facts.