News In Brief
News Roundup - Mon, Aug 22, 2016
Last Updated: 10:00pm
Sources from the Municipality of Bani Walid to the east of Tripoli confirmed that warplanes carried out a number of airstrikes in the southeast of the city on Sunday, saying the aircraft is likely to be American.
The Tobruk-based House of Representatives voted with rejection to give confidence to the UN-proposed government’s cabinet that was presented by Fayez Al-Sirraj, the Head of the Presidential Council.
Philippine Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and African Affairs held talks in Tripoli on Sunday with Libyan officials over the two countries' cooperation, especially in the health sector.
The Tripoli-based Education Ministry issued Monday the results of the secondary school certificate students with 85.39 % passing ratio.
The spokesman of the so-called Naval Forces infantry of Khalifa Haftar’s militias said three of their fighters were killed Sunday after clashes in Sooq Al-Hoot neighborhood, adding that their forces tried to raid one of the positions in the neighborhood when the leader and two other fighters of the storming operation were killed, confirming that the clashes were over the storming not advancing into the Sooq Al-Hoot area.
The military commander of the eastern region, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori called on all the citizens to have their identification cards with them while moving around in the areas where he governs, saying it is a security necessity that aims at securing the lives of the residents form some of the radicals who escaped from the clashes. He also said whoever does not abide by these instructions will be held accountable.
The head of the Libyan Revolutionaries Room, Shaban Hadiya, said work is underway to reopen the coastal road between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya in a week, saying the military parade that took place in Al-Zawiya was a message to the criminals. He also stressed that the initiatives that aim at bridging the gap between Al-Zawiya and Wirshiffana are working well, thanks to the residents of the two districts only, he added.
The Libyan footballer Ahmed Fahim has become the first Libyan player to score a goal in the Italian Serie A League. He scored a goal for his team Pescara against Napoli on Sunday as part of the first round of the new season of the Italian League. He scored his goal at the minute five of the first half, while the match ended 2-2.
The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Mohammed Al-Ghasri said all of the remaining IS militants in Sirte are now trapped in some parts of the city, adding that the air force is conducting aerial surveillance operations to prevent the terrorists from escaping. Al-Ghasri added that the Misrata-led forces captured Sunday large quantity of ammunition and arms, which were being used by IS militants in Sirte.