News Roundup - Wed, Feb 22, 2017

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News Roundup - Wed, Feb 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 - 17:27
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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One child was killed and two were injured in a landmine blast on Tuesday nearby the old GECOL building in 400 neighborhood, Derna. The landmine was left by IS militants after they were kicked out of the city, sources from Derna said. 

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The Illegal Immigration Fight Authority in Tripoli deported 170 Nigerian illegal immigrants to their country via Mitiga Airport in coordination with the IOM. This was the second batch of Nigerians and the third of the repatriation process of illegal migrants in a week span.

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“Libyan Woman for Peace” initiative said the sit-in scheduled to take place on Wednesday in Benghazi to protest the woman travel ban ordered by eastern military governor, Abdelraziq Al-Nathor, was cancelled due to lack of security approval. Al-Nathori issued previously a ban on protests unless they have obtained approval by security.

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Parallel Libyan Central Bank in Al-Bayda issued a statement ordering withdrawing the sixth issue of the 5 and 10 dinar banknotes from the market starting from February 26.

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Sabha Medical Center said the solar power system has been successfully installed and is now operating. Spokesman Osama Al-Wafi said the UNDP-gifted solar power system would be efficient given the sudden power outages in the ICU and other sections.

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Tripoli Appeals Court heard the appeal lodged against the Al-Sirraj-Italy signed MoU about illegal immigration on Wednesday and adjourned the verdict to March 01, 2017 for further details.

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Haftar’s forces released a South Korean vessel with 24 crewmembers and about five thousands cars on Tuesday after days of seizure. S.Korean Foreign Ministry said the vessel (Morning Compass) was heading to Germany before it had been intercepted by Libyan coastguards.  

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Four of Haftar’s forces were killed and nine others were wounded in clashes with the Benghazi Shura Council fighters in Ganfouda on Monday and Tuesday. Sources said clashes are still ongoing Ganfouda and 12 Buildings areas.

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Emergency Commission in Sirte said a local public services company finished cleaning up Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte after one week of work, adding that maintenance works including doors windows and other facilities have started before the reopening is announced soon. 

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