News Roundup - Mon, Dec 12, 2016

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News Roundup - Mon, Dec 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 - 16:28
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 11:00pm

The members of Sirte municipality have elected Mukhtar Al-Maadani as a mayor for the city on Monday in Tripoli.

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The General Manager of the Customs Authority, Mustafa Azzam Al-Turjman, and the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya, inaugurated Sunday the Libyan Academy for Customs Studies.

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Pro-Dignity Operation security apparatuses freed the football player at the Dernas club in Derna and former Al-Ahli Tripoli footballer, Edriss Mikraz, on Sunday.

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The death toll of Sirte liberation war has risen to 715, the spokesperson of Misrata Central Hospital told The Libya Observer on Monday.

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Anti-corruption Authority will implement the 2017 strategy that has been approved by the authority’s board aiming at fighting financial and administrative corruption in Libya. The authority urged, celebrating the International Anti-Corruption Day, Libyan organizations and individuals to attribute to the spreading of transparency in all state and private institutions.  

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The Misrata–led forces and the military engineering unit found Sunday an IS militants’ workshop for making explosives in Sirte.  

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A delegation of Tarhouna elders discussed with their Misrata counterpart the conditions of the Tarhouna prisoners in Misrata. A reliable source said the two delegations preliminarily agreed on handing over the prisoners to the Tarhouna Rehabilitation Authority so that they finish their jail times there.   

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1.164 immigrants were rescued from unseaworthy boats off the Libyan coast by the Italian coastguards and other international charities including Doctors without Borders (MSF), which said six migrants drowned and their bodies were recovered.

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80 bodies of IS militants were recovered from Jiza in Sirte on Sunday, bringing the total number of bodies pulled from there to 563.