News Roundup - Tue, Nov 08, 2016

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News Roundup - Tue, Nov 08, 2016

November 08, 2016 - 17:44
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:48pm

Al-Sweihli, Al-Madina, and Al-Naser have joined other teams qualifying for the second round of this season’s Libya Cup tournament.

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Dignity Operation fighter aircraft haphazardly bombed Tuesday morning the residential area in Al-Fatayeh district, Derna.

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Aaron Travis Daniels, an Ohio man who was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to join ISIS in Libya and suspicion of donating funds to the terrorist group, the U.S justice department said.

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The African Researches and Studies Center organized a workshop at the Radisson Blu hotel with the title “Illegal immigration and Libya”.

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Misrata Central Hospital has received a cargo of medicines and anesthetics as well as antibiotics and painkillers presented by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as part of a series of cargos that the MSF promised to deliver to the hospital in order to help alleviate the massive pressure it is undergoing following the war on IS.     

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China has suspended work in its Tripoli embassy until May 2017 and has demanded that all its nationals leave due to the current security unrest in Libya. The Chinese Foreign Ministry warned in a statement on its website Chinese nationals of traveling to Libya and urged those who are there to depart, adding that all those who choose to remain in there to be cautious.   

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Renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar has issued an ordinance to evacuate the building of the 204 Tanks Brigade, whose commander was Mihdi Al-Barghathi, and ordered that its ownership go to Al-Naser club in Benghazi. The step is an implied comeback by the rogue Gen. at Al-Barghathi, who accused him of worsening the crisis in Benghazi.

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Maya residents found illegal immigrants’ bodies washed up their district’s shores and local sources said that the bodies remained abandoned as no one offered to carry them to another place. The Libyan Red Crescent has recovered over 87 bodies since the start of November from the shores of Zuwara, Janzour, Tajoura, Al-Khums, and Tobruk.

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Unidentified men set ablaze a stock for the Red Crescent in Sabha after they had robbed all of its equipment. A security source said the stock is the main building for the Red Crescent in the city and was full of foods, mattresses, blankets and other stuff.

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Media sources reported that Martial Sulaiman Al-Abeidy and the former spokesman of Dignity Operation, Lieutenant Mohammed Hijazi, arrived in Misrata after they had defected from the forces of Khalia Haftar without adding details about how they made their journey from Benghazi to Misrata.

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Saraya Center, the media arm of Benghazi Shura Council, said “foreign warplanes” carried out airstrikes on Sabri and Bu Nasib areas in western Benghazi without reporting the damage.