News Roundup - Thu, Dec 08, 2016

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News Roundup - Thu, Dec 08, 2016

December 08, 2016 - 17:24
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 10:18pm

A force led by pro-Haftar military man, Mohammed Ben Nayel, has seized control of Brak Al-Shatti military base after the withdrawal of the Tripoli General Staff's Third Force that is assigned to secure the southern region amid news about another Ben Nayel-led force heading to control Tamanhint airbase in Sabha.

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A pro-Haftar warplane air attacked one of the sites of the Defense Ministry of the UN-proposed government in Al-Jufra, central Libya, said Brigadier General Edriss Bu Gwaitin, the commander of Brigade 12 Infantry of the UN-proposed government.

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The Chairman of the General Union of Commercial Chambers in Libya, Mohammed Al-Raied, said a delegation of Libyan businesspersons will visit Algeria at the beginning of 2017 in order to coordinate with the country the process of importing Algerian commodities into the Libyan markets.

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Libya’s Red Crescent, Misrata branch, recovered last Tuesday 266 bodies from Sirte, saying most of the IS militants’ bodies were decomposed and they included some bodies of women and children.

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The spokesman for Dignity Operation, Ahmed Al-Mismari, has plagiarized an aerial footage showing Iraqi air force destroying an ISIS convoy in Al-Fallujah to claim that their warplanes have bombed the attackers of the oil crescent region away.

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Al-Naser qualified to the Libyan Soccer Cup semifinals after beating Al-Ahli Benghazi on penalties 4-3 at Tobruk stadium after finishing the 90 minutes 0-0. The semifinals will take place on next Saturday. Al-Ahli Tripoli vs Al-Sweihli and Al-Hilal vs Al-Naser.

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A military source from the joint security room in Misrata said a Libyan air force fighter aircraft bombed an IS convoy of four cars after a tip-off said they were driving south of Sirte in southern Wadi Jaref district. All cars were destroyed, the source added.

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The spokesman of the Libyan Airlines Company said the company’s CEO Fathi Al-Shati was released Wednesday after 47 days of abduction, saying the CEO is in good condition and will hold a presser later to speak about the incident.  

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Mitiga Prison said it had opened workshops to teach the inmates, except the ones charged with terrorism, murder, kidnap, and banditry, the crafts of carpentry, metalwork, electricity works and other educational, sports and cultural courses. It added that this step aims at rehabilitating the inmates to make them fit in the society.

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Libya’s Red Crescent in Tripoli launched Wednesday a blood donation campaign in coordination with the Central Bank of Blood at Algeria Square in downtown Tripoli. The campaign aims to support the children who suffer from tumors and kidney failure.   

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17 of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) members hailed the Wednesday final verdict of Al-Bayda Appeals Court to annul the interior code of the CDA and all of its pertaining items as well as annulling the draft of the constitution, saying they will abide by it.   

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The commander of the so-called liberation and securing oil terminals and fields room, which attacked Essidra terminal Wednesday and then withdrew, Edriss Abu Gwaitin, said their forces that are positioned in Al-Jufra have been bombed earlier leaving a number of deaths and injuries.