November 2016

Little girl becomes victim of UAE airstrikes in Libya's Benghazi

November 15, 2016 - 15:55
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Fathia, a 6-year-old girl, has become the latest victim of UAE airstrikes on Ganfouda neighbourhood  of Benghazi.

Telling her heartbreaking story, Fathia said she was folding her clothes at her room when an airstrike struck their home.

"I heard the aircraft, I thought it will strike away from our house, but suddenly it struck ours. My father, my sister and her child were killed," she said.

"I have no clothes, I came here naked," she added.

7 dead in alleged US airstrikes on houses in Gardah town

November 15, 2016 - 15:05
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Gardah Municipal Council said Monday US airstrikes had struck houses in the town killing at least 7 people.

Mayor Hassan Maatouk said the Monday night airstrikes caused panic among the locals and destroyed more than 10 houses leaving more than 40 people wounded. He  described the humanitarian situation in the town as desperate.   

"The airstrikes left the residents no choice but to sleep with no shelter and that the injured received medical treatment 30 kms away in Barak Al-Shatee region." He added.

Fresh fighting in Benghazi leaves 17 Dignity Operation militants dead

November 14, 2016 - 23:23
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

17 Dignity Operation militants were killed and more than 33 others wounded in fresh clashes against Shura Council fighters in Benghazi on Monday.

Using tanks and armoured vehicles, the Dignity Operation militants advanced toward Gawarsha district early in the day, but they were forced to retreat under the heavy fire of Shura fighters, who are still in control of the entire district.

UN-installed Presidency Council accused of nepotism

November 14, 2016 - 21:40
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Two new government appointments of UN-installed Presidency Council have sparked anger in social media after close relatives of Tobruk Parliament MPs were picked for the new government line-up.

On Sunday, the PC named Osama Hammad as Minister-designate of the Ministry of Finance, Abu Baker Al-Jafal as Undersecretary of Finance Ministry, Abdul-Bari Shinbaro as Undersecretary of Local Government Ministry, and Tareq Abu Nasira as Undersecretary of Foreign Ministry.

Education Ministry: Needed schoolbooks to be printed in local private publishing houses

November 14, 2016 - 20:45
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A number of local publishing houses have been tasked with printing the still-needed schoolbooks in coordination with the Tripoli and Benghazi Syllabus Administrations, confirmed the media spokesman of the UN-proposed government’s Education Ministry, Ramadan Al-Ghadwi.

Al-Ghadwi added that some of the school subjects’ books are available with no sufficient quantity to be distributed to all students.
“The schoolbooks we have are being distributed to students across the country.” He explained.

HoR member: Hillary Clinton destroyed Libya's democracy and Trump will help us restore it

November 14, 2016 - 19:10
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

After rushing to congratulate the US President-elect, Donald Trump, for his win over Hillary Clinton, members of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, who are pro-Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation, said they find Trump as Libya’s savior who will help them end the country’s current crises.