News In Brief
News Roundup - Sat, Aug 13, 2016
Last Updated: 10:10pm
The so-called Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) said one of its fighters was killed after being shot as he was driving a car with another PFG fighter while on an official task, adding – in a statement – that the car came under heavy fire opened by the “illegitimate gangs” of Dignity Operation, according to the statement, leading to the death of one fighter and the injury of the other, while a third fighter who was in the clashes area was kidnapped and efforts are underway to release him.
The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah accused the UN-proposed government of hindering the production of oil by not paying the money allocated for the NOC.
The Chairman of the Libyan-Egyptian Trade Chamber, Ibrahim Al-Jarari, said thousands of sheep, cows and camels are smuggled on a daily basis to Egypt amidst the current lack of security on the border between the two countries.
Amid the political chaos in Libya, there is a bright side that went unnoticed. 65 km to the southeast of Tripoli, there is a city struggling to show the glamour of the country. With lack of support from state authorities, officials in the mountain city of Tarhouna are doing their best to complete Ein Shirshara Park, a would-be tourist destination, 3km to the north of the city.
A drone strike on Benghazi's Ganfouda neighbourhood on Friday has left four family members dead, including two children, and five others wounded, Saraya Media has reported.
The eastern region’s military commander and Chief of Staff of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives’ forces, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori, froze the duties of Benghazi municipality and appointed Colonel Ahmed Araibi as its mayor starting Thursday.