News Roundup - Tue, Feb 21, 2017

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News Roundup - Tue, Feb 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 - 17:12
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Libyana mobile phone company launched a project aiming at enhancing its network in the south. An official said that replacing the old devices with new ones and providing the telecom stations with power generators, adding that 4G coverage would be available in the south starting from next July.

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Misrata Municipality held Monday a ceremony to pay tribute to the martyrs of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operation from Misrata and other Libyan cities. Abdel Ali Al-Taher, a media official at the ceremony, said 761 martyrs were honored along with several charities and campaigns that helped the operation in Sirte battle, adding that the operation of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos was also honored.  

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Fifith phase of Sirte IDPs return to their houses will begin on Wednesday with residents of military Jiza neighborhood coming back, said the media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos. He added that the four previous stages saw 5000 families returning to 9 districts in Sirte.

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Uneasy calm has descended on Zliten after the Monday clashes in Nayeema area leading to the killing of a person and injury of others, a source from Zliten said, amid efforts by elders to contain the fight. The Joint Security Operation Room in Zliten confirmed reopening the coastal road between Zliten and Misrata after hours of closure over clashes.

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The Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, told several Libyan political parties of the outcome of the ministerial meeting that was held on Monday together with Algeria and Egypt as part of an intuitive to resolve Libya’s crisis, Tunisian Foreign Ministry said.

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The UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council dismissed the spokesman Ashraf Al-Thilti after his controversial statements on France 24 Arabic on Monday when he threatened pro-Haftar political and anti-PC activist of issuing arrest warrant for the French authorities to lock him up to show how the PC is legitimate.

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Al-Tahnni-chaired government in the east told Tobruk, Labreg airports and Emsaed border crossing to start implementing the under-60 women solo travel ban as per the orders of the eastern military governor, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori.  

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Turkish Relief Organization distributed food aids (400 baskets to 400 families) of the Sirte IDPs who returned to their houses in 700 Neighborhood in coordination with Jahid Charity in Misrata and Sirte Crisis Committee. Head of the crisis committee said more aids will be distributed to families in Al-Zaafran and 3 Neighborhoods.