News Roundup - Fri, Apr 7, 2017

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News Roundup - Fri, Apr 7, 2017

April 07, 2017 - 16:19
Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Two local residents from Sirte were killed in a landmine explosion left behind by ISIS in neighbourhood 700, local sources reported.

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Libya’s oil production has reached 693.000 bpd, the Chairman of National Oil Corporation Mustafa Sonallah has declared.

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Head of Libya’s eastern government Abdullah Al-Thanni said on Thursday that the military solution is the only way out of the current division.

Speaking to Libya Alhadat TV, he invited people to stand with Khalifa Haftar-led “the General Command of Armed Forces.”

Al-Thanni’s call for the military solution is seen as a call for more bloody clashes across the country.

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Misrata Political Bloc, a group of the city’s MPs and politicians, has requested the UN-proposed Presidency Council (PC) to crush Dignity Operation forces in the south of Libya after the latter’s Tuesday attack on Taminhint airport.

The bloc said in a statement on Thursday that an immediate action by PC land and air forces to root out Dignity Operation attackers has become imperative.

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Foreign Minister-designate of UN-installed government Mohammed Siyalah met on Thursday with Ukraine's Ambassador to Libya Mykola Nahorny. Both sides reviewed prospects of political and economic cooperation.  

Ambassador Nahorny said the improving security situations in the capital would encourage his country to reopen its embassy very soon.

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Head of UN-installed Presidency Council (PC) Fayaz Sirraj and French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve held talks in Tunis on Friday over Libya’s political and security situations.

Both sides also discussed ways of combating illegal immigration and agreed that oil resources should be placed under the control of PC. They also agreed that the military institution should be put under a civil command.