News In Brief
News Roundup - Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Last Updated: 8:30
The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos said its air force began to carry out aerial reconnaissance operations that cover the central region up to the far-most south and the western region up to Ras Ajdair border with Tunisia, aiming to spot IS militants and disallow them from infiltration into other areas.
Fourth Koran Memorization and Recitation Females Contest has been commenced in Gharyan with 293 contesters from 45 Koran memorization centers in the city, according to the Gharyan Municipality Facebook page.
Bank of Commerce and Development has kick-started “Pay Me” service for the bank’s clients in both Benghazi and Tobruk cities, the Manager of the bank’s Tobruk branch, Abdulkader Al-Sifti, said.
Armed brigades from Libya’s western cities paraded in Zawia on Saturday to show their intention to use force against kidnap gangs in crime-torn Wirshiffana region.
Notables from Misrata and Al-Abidat tribe in the east called on the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government to form a national authority for reconciliation across Libya to replace the current Ministry of Reconciliation, which they said is threatened of being closed due to the possible dissolution of its government.
Benghazi frontlines have seen divided clashes between Benghazi Shura Council’s fighters and Khalifa Haftar’s militias using heavy weapons, reported sources close to the Shura Council, adding that Haftar’s militias started to randomly shell Al-Gawarsha district with mortars since Saturday’s early morning, however, the Shura Council’s artillery responded by shelling Hafta’s militias nearby Al-Gawarsha’s checkpoint and the European Hospital.
The personnel of the Intelligence Department in Tripoli issued a statement Thursday saying the attack on their headquarters and the robbery of its documents are two apparent proofs of a conspiracy being plotted against the intelligence authority from the inside and the outside.