News Roundup - Tue, Feb 07, 2017

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News Roundup - Tue, Feb 07, 2017

February 07, 2017 - 17:08
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Janzour education bureau said schools reopened Tuesday after being closed for two days. On Saturday, the bureau declared all schools as closed in Janzour over deteriorated security situation and clashes between Wershiffana armed groups and Fursan Janzour Brigade in Sayad district. 

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Mashashiya Military Council said it is not part of the so-called pro-Haftar Western Region Operation Room, which led by Edriss Madi, saying it is fake and is led by tribe-prejudiced people who look for their own interests.   

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UN-proposed government’s Defense Ministry denied appointing Brigade 504 to secure the coastal road in Al-Maya town in western Tripoli, saying the brigade is still under formation and has not been assigned any mission yet.

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UN-proposed government’s Foreign Ministry dismissed Libya’s Ambassador to Canada, Fathi Al-Baja, and appointed Khalid Al-Sahli in his place. The order was sent as a letter from the Foreign Minister to Libya’s Canada Embassy, asking the sacked Ambassador to hand the post to the newly appointed diplomat.

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Libya’s Red Crescent returned a four-month-old baby girl to Sudanese authorities after the girl’s father was killed fighting alongside IS militants in Sirte. The Sudanese authorities received the girl and returned it home.   

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Al-Khalij Al-Arabi Oil Company’s service teams managed to stop the leakage in pipeline 30 in Missala field and fixed it in not time. The company hailed the efforts of the team by sending the workers a Thank You letter.

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US embassy in Libya announced lifting the travel ban on Libyans, which was issued by US President Donald Trump, adding that the ban has been temporarily eased and all Libyans who have valid entry visas to the US can travel with no restrictions.

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GECOL in Sirte said power has returned to Sirte’s Neighborhoods 700 and 101, adding that the damages in the electricity network in other neighborhoods will be fixed soon to pave the way for the IDPs to return. It also added that Libyana mobile phone coverage also returned to Abugreign, Zamzam, Al-Weshka, and the areas from the coastal road to Saddada in eastern Misrata city.