News Roundup - Thu, Jul 14, 2016

News In Brief

News Roundup - Thu, Jul 14, 2016

July 14, 2016 - 16:58
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:00pm

Benghazi IDPs went out on demonstrations in Misrata today to show support for the Defend Benghazi Brigades, cheering the brigades’ advances in east Ajdabia toward their city. They also stressed their legal right to return to their city after years of displacement by Dignity Operation militias in there. 

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The Libyan capital, Tripoli, has been plunged into a dire crisis of power outage that reached over 10 hours a day, leaving people in utter wrath at the living conditions they are leading since such a dilemma is coupled with the alternative source of power, the generators along with their raucous sleep-scattering sounds.

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Tajoura Combating Crimes Office busted a Nigerian housemaid, Rashida Aybola, for stealing 68,540 thousand dinars and gold necklace from the house, where she is hired to work in Abu Salim district, Tripoli.

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A Warplane of Khalifa Haftar’s militias carried out an airstrike on Sidi Aziz district in Derna, leaving no casualties, local sources from Derna reported.

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The Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government issued a statement to condemn the assassination attempt that targeted Mihdi Al-Barghathai, the UN-proposed government's defense minister-designate, saying that it is a crime that shows the evil intention of its perpetrators to eliminate their political rivals by violence and murder, in an implied hint to Khalifa Haftar and his militias, who are at odds with Al-Barghathi.  

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Benghazi Al-Jalaa Hospital’s media office said it had received nine civilians injured by a randomly fired shelling in Sidi Younis district in Benghazi, saying among the injuries there are three Egyptians.

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General Electrify Company (GEC) confirmed that the first unit at the Al-Zawiya Power Plant stopped for emergent reasons on Thursday at 09:00am. The GEC added on Facebook that having this unit out of work was due to a leakage in the hydraulic system, pointing out that maintenance is underway.

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Sabratha Municipality called on its residents and others in the nearby towns to set up a sit-in on Friday at Al-Huriya Square to protest the growing phenomenon of human trafficking and human smuggling from off the city’s shores and call for putting an end to it.  

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Defense Minister designate of UN-proposed government Mihdi Baraghati escaped an assassination attempt when a car bomb targeted his motorcade in Libya's Benghazi Wednesday night.

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A fatwa issued by Saudi cleric Rabee al-Madkhali for his Libyan salafist followers to join the fight in Benghazi has gone viral on social media and caused outrage for misconception of Libya's status quo.

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The Chairman of the General Libyan Union of Chambers of of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (GLUCCIA), Mohamed Al-Raeid said the Libyan factories would likely close down as there are no sufficient raw materials and work equipment as no letters of credit by the Central Bank of Libya were granted to any of the factories for six months now.