News Roundup - Tue, Jul 26, 2016

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News Roundup - Tue, Jul 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 - 16:57
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:00pm

Clashes between Benghazi Shura Council and Dignity Operation militias renewed Tuesday in the western part of the city. A source from Shura Council said Khalifa Hafta’s militias attacked the locations under the council’s control via three frontlines backed with airstrikes. The clashes led to the killing of one Shura Council fighter, while six others were wounded, however; the Shura Council fighters are still in control of their positions.  

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Libya’s national team for kickboxing won a silver medal and two bronze ones at the Arab Championship in Jordan. The Libyan team participated at the Arab Championship with three kickboxers; Saleem Al-Nuwaiji, Muamar Fulful, and Al-Ameen Al-Swaih.  

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The Chief of the General Staff of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives’ army, Abdulraziq Al-Nadori, warned foreign oil vessels of entering the Libyan territorial waters without obtaining a permit, adding that if any of them entered without a prior agreement with the parallel National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Al-Thanni government, they will be a target for the Libyan air force and land forces.

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Sabratha volunteers’ team has recovered 87 bodies for illegal immigrants since Friday, saying they all washed ashore the city’s beach after drowning on their way to Europe. Sources from the city said relevant authorities transferred 41 bodies out of the total number last Saturday and then buried them. 

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Criminal Investigation Department of Al-Thanni government has ordered military vehicles be on streets around its building in Al-Hadayek neighborhood, causing a hard-time jam and blockage of roads. The order of presence of military vehicles came due to mounting tension in the streets and exchange of accusation among Khalifa Haftar’s militias regarding the bodies found tossed on streets in many areas in the city as well as due to unclear results of the investigations.

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UN reported that there are 279,000 children without schools in Libya due to the ongoing armed conflicts in different parts of the country, pointing out that the number of schools that have been destroyed or used for purposes other than education reached 558. 

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A complaint against 4 corrupt people has been filed to the International Criminal Court, the Libyan American Public Affairs Council (LAPAC) has reported. The Virginia-based council said it had filed the complaint against Ibrahim Jodran, Khaled Jodran (Ibrahim's brother), Hajer Gayad (former GNC member), and Twati Eida (former GNC member).