News Roundup - Wed, Apr 26, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Wed, Apr 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 - 17:01
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Fuel and Gas Crisis Committee has urged passengers of Libyan nationality not to use Dehiba-Wazin border crossing with Tunisia to exit the country to avoid falling victims to angry smuggling gangs in the neighbouring country. The Committee said that all food and fuel smuggling routes have been cut off, sparking protests and outrage in the Tunisian side. It warned outlaw gangs from using families to exert pressure on the Committee.

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The Chief of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, Edriss Abukhamda, has met with a number of the PFG employees who are closing Sharara oilfield and agreed with them on resuming work once service works are done. He added that the PFG will provide them with their demands regarding paying off their salaries and giving them logistic support.

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Medical Supplies Authority in Tripoli sent a medical cargo to Al-Kufra healthcare services sector as part of a medical support program that targets the city. An ambulance for Tazerbu emergency department and other needed equipment and medicines, especially for kidney diseases, arrived onboard a military aircraft in Al-Kufra airport. 

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Al-Ahli Benghazi volleyball team rang its second win in a row at Libya Volleyball Tournament beating Al-Itihad Al-Misratai 3-1 to top the group with 5 points along with Asarya team. Al-Ahli Benghazi to play Al-Ahli Tripoli on Wednesday.

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The defense minister of the UN-proposed government Mahdi Al-Barghathi tasked Brigade 403 infantry to secure the airport road in Tripoli up to Salh Al-Deen area and from the airport road to Wadi Al-Rabeea Bridge southward. He said this security plan aims to end crimes and plunder as well as to activate the work of the state institutions so that the militias that are working there can be dealt with properly.

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UN-proposed government's interior minister Aref Al-Khouja appointed Colonel Siddiq Ben Saoud as the security chief in Sirte to replace Nour Al-Deen Al-Daeki. Ben Souad was the head of the traffic and licenses department in Sirte and other positions before he was picked for this position.

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Omar Al-Mukhtar university junior and senior students of the faculty of archeology started their first day training for searching for and discovering artifacts and ruins at the Blagray site in the Green Mountain, which is allocated for the faculty by the Libyan Archaeological Authority.

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Medicines and medical equipment cargo arrived in Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte from the Misrata medical supplies authority. This is the first medical cargo to arrive in the hospital in two years.

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Civil societies concerned with architecture heritage in Libya called after a meeting on Tuesday in Tripoli, for an end to the current random building that is taking place in the old city of Tripoli and is constantly deforming its historical glamor. They also called on the security and state institutions to do their best to undermine the current randomness in construction in the old town of Tripoli. 

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Sabratha military council confirmed that Abdullah Al-Dabbashi, A.K.A. Haftar, who is the leader of IS groups in the city was killed.