News Roundup - Tue, Nov 15, 2016

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News Roundup - Tue, Nov 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 - 16:53
Written by: Abed

Last Updated : 9:55pm

Two armored vehicles of the Al-Zawiya Commercial Bank were hijacked Monday evening with one million and 500 thousand dinars inside.

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The Tunisian authorities said Monday that they had seized three big arms caches over the last weekend on the Tunisian border city with Libya, Ben Guerdane.

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A car bomb went off near the vegetables public market in Bu Dazira area in eastern Benghazi, eyewitnesses said.

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“City Wadan Desert Race” is going to take place on next Thursday for the second time with a huge number of participating cars and motorcycles.

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17 Dignity Operation militants were killed and more than 33 others wounded in fresh clashes against Shura Council fighters in Benghazi on Monday.

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Gardah Municipal Council said Monday US airstrikes had struck houses in the town killing at least 7 people.

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About 5000 displaced families have gone back to their houses in Sirte by last weekend, said Sirte municipal member, Fawzi Abu Zaid.

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Libyan Anti-Corruption National Committee signed a cooperation and expertise exchange agreement with its Tunisian counterpart, aiming at developing their work domain and boosting their autonomy from the political conflicts. The two committees agreed to cooperate in some of the corruption case of interest to the two countries, money laundry and money smuggling cases after receiving legal coverage through international organizations.   

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The head of the media office at the General Electricity Company in the south, Adam Mabrouk, said armed men stole a fire truck owned by the northern power station, adding that they contacted the Third Force asking for securing the power stations in Sabha, but the force said they need an official appointment to do so.

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The Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government decided to keep the interim committee of the General Electricity Company in post despite the verdict of the Tripoli Appeals Court that annuls its very foundation. The PC said the interim committee should run the General Electricity Company until the General Assembly of the company convenes and nominates its administration board.  

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The investigations bureau at Sabha police station said a blotted-window car with four persons inside killed the Director of Mahari Company for foods and goods, Abdelsalam Al-Sahli, after shooting him from their car, according to eyewitnesses. His body was sent to Sabha Medical Center, the killers are still at large.  

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Misrata Central Hospital received Monday 2 killed fighters and 25 injured ones after clashes between Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos and IS militants in the last spot for the terrorists – Jiza neighborhood – in Sirte. Spokesman of the hospital said the injuries were sent from Sirte field hospital and their injuries are mild and medium.

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The Central Bank of Libya said on Facebook that it had sent a cash sum to Al-Bayda city, from where all the banks will share it and distribute it to the public in eastern Libya.