News Roundup - Thu, Aug 04, 2016

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News Roundup - Thu, Aug 04, 2016

August 04, 2016 - 16:58
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 11:30 pm

Derna Shura fighters, backed by local gunmen, repelled Thursday an attack by militants loyal to Khalifa Hafter's Dignity Operation, who attempted to storm the city from the western gate. More than 15 militants were killed according to local media reports.

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he Ministry of Education, with the Education Minister-designate of the UN-proposed government presence, in Tripoli adopted the results of the primary school examinations of the western and southern regions with 78% passing percentage. The event was attended also by heads of examinations bureaus and other officials at the ministry. 

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Libyan Karateka, Jebril Al-Fallah, won a bronze medal in the first game (under 75 kg) of the Arab Karate Championship, which is held in Amman, Jordan. 

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The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s militias, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said the US airstrikes on IS locations in Libya’s Sirte would only fall into the category of US elections propaganda campaign as well as a propaganda for the UN-proposed government. 

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Tripoli-based Al-Wihda football team is going to represent Libya at the Arab Championship for Football Clubs as it put out good performance last season coming fourth on the final list of the Libyan Soccer League. 

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Libyan Red Crescent’s rescue team in Tripoli recovered 21 bodies of illegal immigrants who drowned as they were crossing the sea toward Italy off Al-Maya shores in western Tripoli. The bodies were found floating on Al-Maya beach on Wednesday.

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Civil societies in Murzuq city accused French intelligence of being neck-deep in the murder of the Head of the Civil Registry in the city in coordination with some criminals, aiming at reshaping the demographic structure of the south in order to grip its fortunes.   

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Khalifa Haftar renamed the Brigade 204 Tanks, which was under the command of the Defense Minister-designate of the UN-proposed government, Mihdi Al-Barghathi, to Brigade 928 Tanks with Abdelkareem Al-Barghathi as the new commander.