News Roundup - Mon, Mar 20, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Mon, Mar 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 - 15:45
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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A GECOL official in Al-Jufra, Mohammed Enkam, said the five electric towers (66 k.v) are being repaired after they fell down during the sand storm few days ago and led to a blackout in Zillah. He added that the electricity will return to the district once the repairing works end in the coming days.

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Libyan coastguards rescued 215 migrants including 47 women en route to Italy. A spokesperson for the Libyan Coast Guard said the migrants were on two boats inside Libyan waters. Eyewitnesses said as many as 30 migrants who were on the second boat are missing in the sea. Libyan coastguards added that they recovered three women's bodies from the sea.

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The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya warned of the growing of hate speech as well as violence, extremism and radical religious ideologies as well as tribal and regional fanaticism via media outlets and social media platforms. It said this could lead to more division among Libyans. It called for adopting a speech that advocates for tolerance, reconciliation, peace and forgiveness, and a speech that respect the right of citizenship and political pluralism.

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Sirte is undergoing a water shortage crisis as water supplies have been cut from the main sources of Al-Sarir and Tazerbo fields that pump into Ajdabiya reservoir, besides the outage from Omar Al-Mukhtar pipeline from Benghazi and Gerdabiya reservoir. The officials at the Man-Made River said power outage at the two fields led to this bad situation as water stopped pumping out of the wells.

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Aman Bank will soon open a branch in Tarhouna city, according to an agreement between the administration and Tarhouna mayor, Ayyad Albey. The head of the media office at Tarhouna municipality said a committee from Aman Bank will visit the lot allocated for the building of the bank in the coming days, adding that this will help take some banking work off the shoulders of the city's banks and create a competitive atmosphere.

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A patrol nearby Kalinja mountains in southeastern Libya intercepted several trucks smuggling Libyan fuel to Chad. Local media reported the patrol's personnel as saying that the truck drivers are Chadian nationals, who have entered Libya illegally. They added that Kufra military zone warned earlier of smuggling fuel, humans, and foods as well as other commodities as it is very harmful to Libya's sovereignty.

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