News Roundup - Thu, Oct 20, 2016

News In Brief

News Roundup - Thu, Oct 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 - 17:40
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 5:40pm

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Sabha Mayor Hamed Al-Khayali said Libyan businessmen are smuggling the subsidized commodities outside Libya to Niger and Chad, adding that there are some brigades are doing the same on a regular basis.  

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Germany has sent special forces teams of navy frogmen into the Libyan coast in order to cut off the influx of arms to the IS militants in Libya. The Defense Ministry’s spokesman told the German News Agency Wednesday that the presence of the German frogmen is necessary to carry out compulsory inspection for ships that refuse to cooperate with EU’s Sophia Operation.

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The Netherlands’’ ambassador to Libya Eric Strating said Wednesday that his country provided Libya with a million euros to assist in the demining works in Sirte so that the displaced families can go back to their houses safely. 

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