News Roundup – Mon, Jul 11, 2016

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News Roundup – Mon, Jul 11, 2016

July 11, 2016 - 17:17
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:00pm 

 

Gunmen affiliated with Dignity Operation kidnapped Monday the member of the Board of Directors of Industrial Cities Association, Mohammed Jodran the brother of Ibrahim Jodran, in Al-Bayda, at gunpoint. According to Jodran’s family statement to the media, Mohammed was abducted by a number of gunmen when he was leaving his workplace. He then was taken to the Interior Security Department before he was jailed in the infamous Granada prison. Sources reported that the reason behind the abduction is the attempt by Dignity Operation to twist Ibrahim Jodran’s arm as he is known for opposing Khalifa Haftar. 

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After three months of its arrival in Tripoli, the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government convenes its first meeting at the Prime Ministry headquarters in Tripoli. On Twitter, the media office of the Presidential Council posted photos of the meeting that was headed by the PC’s Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sirraj, with the presence of a number of PC members. 

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US envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer said the UN member countries do not recognize Al-Thanni government, which is based in eastern Libya, adding on Twitter that there is no official contact with any parallel institutions that are outside the political agreement, according to the UN Security Council’s resolution (No.2259).  

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Bani Walid Municipality disclosed Monday that the six Egyptian nationals, who were forces as they were trying to escape from Sirte and who are said to be kidnapped according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, are heading to Egypt through Ras Lanuf and then they will be handed to the Egyptian authorities from the eastern region. According to the Mayor of Bani Walid, an illegitimate local group in the city held the Egyptians, but now they are on their way to Egypt.

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British Royal Navy said a fleet of ships will be deployed off the Libyan coast to cut off the flow of weapons to IS (Daesh) in Libya.  

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Member of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA), Nadia Omran, said they CDA had accomplished the work assigned to it, i.e. getting the Libyan constitution ready, pointing out that the CDA informed the Tobruk-based House of Representatives about it, yet, the HoR took no action in that regard. Omarn added that according to the constitutional declaration, the HoR should issue pass the ordinance of “poll” in a month span after the constitution draft is ready, stressing that the HoR is in a great state of negligence about the whole issue.    

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Libya’s national U20 football team lost 0-3 to its Cameroon’s counterpart on Sunday at Bafoussam Stadium as part of the first leg matches of the qualifiers of Africa U20 Cup of Nations, Zambia 2017. Libya’s chances lowered and got tougher as it prepares now to play Cameroon in the second-leg match in Tunisia’s capital on July 22.  

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