News Roundup – Sun, Jul 10, 2016

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News Roundup – Sun, Jul 10, 2016

July 10, 2016 - 16:54
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:43pm 

Defend Benghazi Brigades refuted Dignity Operation media claims that they had arrested Brigadier General Mustafa Al-Sharkasi, leader of DBB, confirming he is well and safe.

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3 fighters from Defend Benghazi Brigades were killed, 4 others injured in today clashes against Dignity Operation militias in east Ajdabiya.

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Defend Benghazi Brigades: 13 Dignity Operation militants were killed, 3 others arrested in today's clashes.

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Ajdabia activists confirmed that 8 killed fighters from Khalifa Haftar’s militias arrived in Imhemed Al-Magaryef Hospital in Ajdabia as they were falsely targeted by Dignity Operation’s warplanes when they attempted to thwart the advance of a Defend Benghazi Brigades’ convoy.

On Sunday morning, clashes erupted between Defend Benghazi Brigades and Haftar’s militias as the former advanced and controlled Sultan district and Al-Jalidiya checkpoint continuing towards the rest of western Benghazi towns.

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Oil Facilities Guard spokesman, Ali Al-Hassi, refuted the news circulated by Dignity Operation-loyalist media about the bombing of military vehicles for the Oil Facilities Guard in Sultan district by Khalifa Haftar’s fighter aircraft.

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Member of UN-proposed government, Abdelsalam Kajman condemned the vicious bombing on Derna’s residential areas that took place on Saturday by Dignity Operation’s fighter aircraft. Kajman called on Martin Kobler, the Head of the UNSMIL, to bear the responsibility for the targeting of civilians and residential areas in Derna, telling him, in a Facebook post, to inform the UN Security Council about such violations that happen under the pretext of fighting terrorism so that it takes the needed measures to deter Haftar’s forces.  

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Libyan Scholars Association and Arab Maghreb Scholars Association have denounced the fatwa made by the Saudi Sheikh, Rabee Al-Madkhali, in which he called on his salafi followers in Libya to fight along with Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Benghazi in order to thwart the attack of Muslim Brotherhood groups, according to his statement. Libyan Scholars Association regarded Al-Madkhali’s fatwa as an intervention in the Libyan domestic affairs and called on the Foreign Ministry to contact the Saudi counterpart in order to end such abusive intervention, as it constitutes a call of hate that can add to the violence among Libyans.

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