News Roundup - Sat, Nov 05, 2016

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Nov 05, 2016

November 05, 2016 - 17:26
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:45pm

The second gas turbine of Al-Khums Power Station was operated on Saturday with a total output of 262 megawatts, a step that is likely to reduce the hours of load shedding in the capital.

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Security sources from Ghat confirmed Saturday that the two Italians and one Canadian kidnapped in the desert near the city last September were set free and handed to an Italian special force that arrived Friday in Gaht airport.

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The Libyan News Agency of Al-Thanni government in the east has reported that Benghazi police department has caught some of the city’s cops red-handed as they were trying to sell a car from the Benghazi Security Department in the market.

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A number of civil societies and legal organizations, as well as some activists urged for suing the former members of the General National Congress, Hajer Al-Gayed and Al-Tuwati Al-Iyda, who belong to National Forces Bloc, for causing the oilfields and terminals shutdown after their media statements in which they said oil was being sold without counters. They also claimed that they possessed documents to prove themselves right, losing the country about 100 billion dollars due to the shutdown of oil production.
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The US has ended its airstrikes mission in Sirte after three months of continuous attacks on IS conducted by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) as part of the operation Odyssey Lightning, which was enlisted by the Presidential Council headed by Fayez Al-Serraj. The US conducted 367 air raids since the operation started on August 01.
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The force appointed to secure the Misrata-Sirte coastal road has started using the first locally made mine flail to detonate the mines planted by IS and to bring down the IS sleeper cells in southern Sirte.
Royaa Association confirmed that some debris from the Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 had fell on northeastern Ubari. The association said the unidentified glittering body that was seen on Friday from Sabha and Shati was some debris from the Chinese spacecraft, Shenzhou-11.
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A seasonal flu vaccination campaign has been kicked off and will last two weeks in all of the healthcare centers in the country. The campaign targets people aged above 50, pregnant women, people who suffer from chronic disease and medical service workers.
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The Manger of the North Africa Bank branches in the south, Abu Bakir AL-Thareef, was released on Friday. Al-Thareef was kidnapped two weeks ago by an unidentified armed group while he was coming back from Sabha toward Samno district on the road linking Sabha and Tamnhant.