March 2017

Italy to build 2 control towers at Mitiga Airport

March 31, 2017 - 15:42
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority signed on Thursday a contract with Techno Sky, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Italian air navigation service provider Enav, to construct 2 control towers at Tripoli-based Mitiga Airport.

The contract was signed in Tripoli by the Chairman of the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority Nasir Eddin Shaib Al-Ein and Roberta Neri, the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Enav S.p.A.

Zintan military council: Haftar abandoned vision of 17 February revolution

March 30, 2017 - 22:39
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The military council of Zintan city has accused what it described as the General Command of Libyan Army of taking up a strategy that is radically in opposition to the aims and principles of the 17 February revolution.

"The Libyan army should rethink the decisions that saw ex-regime henchmen appointed in critical security and military positions." Zinatn's military council said in a statement on Thursday.

Italy brokers reconciliation agreement between Libyan warring tribes

March 30, 2017 - 22:17
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Tabu and Awlad Suleiman tribes from Libya’s Sabha signed a comprehensive reconciliation agreement in the Italian capital of Rome on Wednesday to end tension between the two warring tribes.

The deal was brokered by the Italian government and the UN-proposed Presidency Council and was sponsored by the Community of Sant'Egidio.

The two southern tribes agreed to end fighting permanently, pay compensation to the people affected by the fighting and free all state buildings from armed groups.  

Misrata municipality faces opponents who call for its overthrow in debate

March 30, 2017 - 22:14
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Misrata municipality said it had named three persons for the debate against other three opponents that will be representing the protesters who called for the overthrow of the municipal council administration, according to the letter sent to the debate and dialogue club.

The spokesman of the municipality, Osama Badi, and two others - Muftah Edam, Ahmed Al-Rawaiti are the three debaters to represent the municipality of Misrata.

Third Force: Dignity Operation won't be allowed in the south, Libyan Army doesn't exist

March 30, 2017 - 21:40
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Commander of the Third Force, Jamal Al-Treki, reaffirmed that they had handed over Gweret Al-Mal checkpoint to Sabha Security Department (SSD) and the brigades appointed by the Tripoli General Staff for securing the checkpoint.

"Brigades 201, 66 and 32 as well as the First Brigade that are all under the Third Force command and are made up from southerners who want their region secure. They were tasked to secure Tamnahent airbase." Al-Treki said in a phonecall on TV.

Gunmen attack Libyan Fatwa House

March 30, 2017 - 18:57
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Drive-by gunmen have opened fire at the exterior gate of the Libyan Fatwa House on Thursday, the media office of the country’s top religious body reported, adding it’s the second attack within 15 days.

The Fatwa House said gunmen driving an armored Toyota Land Cruiser showered the gate with bullets at 11:16 AM and escaped. No casualties were reported.

A CCTV camera showed one of the attackers opening fire at the gate.