News Roundup - Sat, Nov 19, 2016

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News Roundup - Sat, Nov 19, 2016

November 19, 2016 - 17:19
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9-52pm

Seven people were killed and 25 others were injured on Friday after clashes renewed in Al-Minshiya neighborhood in downtown Sabha between tribal armed groups.

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Tobruk municipality continues to be closed by private contracting companies for the 17th successive day in protest of the delayed payment by the municipality for the projects the firms had done in the city.

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The Central Bank of Libya received Friday new sum of money printed in Britain. The banknotes arrived at Mitiga airport and will be distributed to all banks nationwide, according to the CBL website.

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The wife of the Head of the Foreign Media Office at the Salvation Government, Jamal Zubia, called on Fayez Al-Sirraj, the Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government, and his deputy Ahmed Mitig, to reveal the whereabouts of her husband after four months of abduction.

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Five prisoners from Zintan were released from Abu Salim jail on Thursday. The spokesman of Zintan municipality Mohammed Al-Hatoush said the prisoners spent between 4 and 5 months and were arrested based on their identities. In return, Zintani brigades freed 6 people, said to be arrested based on identities, from Abu Salim.  

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The National Center for Disease Control said it had imported new treatment for hepatitis {C} after it had been proved efficient in treating the disease. In a Saturday statement, the center called on the patients with this virus to come forward and visit the diseases section at the public hospitals for medical checkups and treatment.  

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A man died at the door of Jomhouriya Bank branch in Bani Walid. The man died after he fell a victim to the crowdedness and pushing at the queues of people who were waiting to get their salaries after four months of shortage. Bani Walid city has seen remarkable crowdedness at the banks after the Tripoli and Al-Bayda CBLs had sent 12 million dinars to the city’s banks.

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Clashes took place in Zawiyat Al-Dahmani in Tripoli’s downtown between the Special Deterrent Force and the so-called Sixth Force after the latter had targeted, Ali Gaddour, one of the SDF founders and former Minister of Martyrs Families by an RPG. However, Gaddour was not killed, as he wasn’t in the car.