News Roundup - Wed, Nov 16, 2016

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News Roundup - Wed, Nov 16, 2016

November 16, 2016 - 16:44
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:52pm

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The head of the media office at General Electricity Company in the south, Adam Al-Mabrouk, said Al-Mihdiya residents in Sabha volunteered to secure the power station and arrested 20 African nationals, who were lending a hand to some thieves who had stolen the power station’s equipment. He pointed that the residents took up the security job after the authorities had failed.

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Derna Shura Council declared a number of districts on the fringes of Derna as military zones, warning in a Tuesday statement the civilians of passing by them, saying if any passersby were hurt, it would be beyond its responsibility.

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Saraya Center, the media wing of the Benghazi Shura Council, said there has been an uneasy calm on the frontlines in the city today after a failed attempt by the Haftar militias to advance and gain new grounds over the last couple of days. In the meantime, it added that a UAE drone raided on Al-Gawarsha neighborhood three times.

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The head of the media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos, Ahmed Hadiya, said preparations are underway for a massive military operation in Sirte, saying the Misrata-led forces are advancing on more than one fight axes in the seaside Jiza neighborhood, which is the last hideout out for Is militants in the city. He added that two were killed and 10 were injured from their forces.

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Journalist, Malik Al-Sharif, refuted the news that suggested his brother Abdelhalim Al-Sharif, the Head of Passports Department in Suluq, was killed in a brawl, confirming that he was murdered by some parties who wanted to get rid of him to issue fake passports for criminals and thieves. Malik urged on Facebook on Wednesday the officers and residents in Suluq not to talk about his brother’s case to the media, saying that the suspect, who turned himself in, will tell the whole truth