News Roundup - Sat, Jul 30, 2016

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News Roundup - Sat, Jul 30, 2016

July 30, 2016 - 16:58
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:00pm

Former head of Foreign Media Department Jamal Zubia and 4 other activists have been abducted after taking part in Friday protests in Tripoli.

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The Children of Peace Festival was kicked off today in the city of Zliten in coordination with the Cinema, Theater and Arts Association in Libya. The festival will last for three days and will see many activities done by the participating children. 

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The military official in the Benghazi Shura Council, Wisam Ben Hamid, accused the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government of treason, splitting the country and stealing its fortunes, saying it does not aim at bringing the Libyans into concord nor does it aim at prevailing justice and unifying all citizens.

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The Libyan Combat Naval Brigade in Susah, which is affiliated with the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, arrested Friday a Canadian commercial ship that entered the Libyan territorial waters without prior permission.  

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Tobruk residents have been suffering from the problem of sewage being flowing on some of the city’s streets. The city’s residents said this problem could be the result of a frequent power outage that caused the stoppage of pumps and rise of sewage on some of the city’s streets.

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On Thursday, the federalist activist, Ali al-Asballi, was released after 4 months of abduction. Al-Asballi told Ajwa Net that he was abducted and jailed in a clandestine prison of Dignity Operation inside the notorious Grenadah Prison. He added that he was freed after tribal pressure and a mediation by Al-Marij elders and al-Arfah Tribe, confirming that he was abducted because he denounced the kidnap cases in the city and criticized some figures.  

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The field hospital in Sirte said the death toll of Friday clashes between Al-Bunyan Al-Maroos forces and IS militants reached 12, while the number of injuries exceeded 60 ranging between medium and serious. The field hospital added on its Facebook page that the injuries were sent to Misrata Central Hospital.  

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Sabha Municipality decided to slam the gasoline stations which do not abide by the outlined work times in the city with LYD2,000 fine. The municipality warned that any gasoline station that does not abide by the laws will be shut for two weeks, aiming at limiting the fuel crisis in the city.

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Angry UN-installed government and France protesters marched in Tripoli’s main square on Friday, defying government measures to ban the protests.

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Data released by the Ministry of Interior showed a rise in traffic accidents during the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year.

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Militiaman Ibrahim Jodran agrees to reopen oil ports, closed for 3 years after a multi-million deal signed with UN-installed Presidency Council. 

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Zuwara municipality, elders’ council, and civil societies said they reject the statement of the coast municipalities that was issued on Monday appointing Jamal Al-Ghayeb brigade to run the Ras Ajdair border.