News Roundup - Thu, Nov 17, 2016

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News Roundup - Thu, Nov 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 - 16:58
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:52pm

The mayor of Garda Al-Shatti, Hassan Matoug, urged the three Libyan governments and the humanitarian organizations in Libya to immediately assist the residents and to help out the families that were affected by the unidentified airstrikes. 

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The deputy director of the Jomhouriya Bank in Batnan district, Mahmoud Al-Swediq, said there was a malfunction in the banking electronic system and stopped work in all of the eastern region’s banks, saying the reason might be attributed to the network services.

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 The Director of the Jomhouriya Bank branches in the Western Mountain region, Abdelkareem Antat, denied what the social media said about finding the four million dinars that were robbed by unknown gunmen while money-in-transit from Zintan to Gharyan was being transferred on the road over the last days, adding that the robbers were not caught yet. The serial numbers of the money was made public to all of the relevant authorities to make sure they capture the criminals once they start squandering it.

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Misrata airport to resume flights on Friday, the spokesman of the airport, Sulaiman Al-Jihemi, stated. The resumption comes after the sit-in organized by the workers of the Libyan Ground Handling Company for four consecutive days. He said the workers disbanded the sit-in as they were promised by the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council to pay all of their delayed salaries.

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The Public Service Company in Derna launched a cleaning campaign around the city starting from Al-Fatayeh district, where the workers cleaned up the squares and streets. The campaign will last for several days till the plan of the company is implemented on the ground.

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The National Oil Corporation (NOC) held a meeting in its Tripoli HQ and discussed the ongoing process of overhauling the oil pipelines that connect the oilfields and terminals as they have been seen to suffer great amounts of leakage. The NOC also discussed the ways possible to resolve the obstacles that are facing it after it had resumed oil production, especially amidst the current cash shortage that hinders providing the equipment needed to keep the oil output on the ascendency.  

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IS militants set up Wednesday night a fake checkpoint in western Sirte on the road to Jufra city, local sources reported. Earlier, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces warned drivers of going on the road that links the districts in western Sirte as IS escapees were seen setting up fake checkpoints every now and then.