News In Brief
News Roundup - Sat, Dec 03, 2016
Last Updated: 9:47pm
Several brigades fighting alongside Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos military operation in Sirte decried the growing number of murders and abductions as well as the forced disappearances, which they said are aimed at civilians, activists, clerics, and journalists and media figures in Tripoli.
The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, Ahmed Al-Mismari, vowed in a presser last Thursday that their forces will bomb the Canadian ship that is laden with humanitarian aids, which will likely arrive in Ganfouda in mid-December.
An uneasy calm has descended on the streets and blocks where fierce clashes between armed brigades took place in Tripoli over the last two days.
Tripoli University announced the suspension of examinations in all of its faculties till next week upon a request by the Libyan Students Union because of the fighting in the capital. The union clarified that the suspension will be applied to the exams only, while study will be taking place in the faculties as usual.
The forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos said Friday said they saved 41 civilians including women and children. On Friday, ten women accompanied by 32 children walked to the safe passages, which were provided by the Misrata-led forces. However, on their way to safety, IS terrorists conducted two suicide attacks killing and wounding a number of the women and children.
Al-Jumhouriya Bank branch at Fazzan Hotel in Sabha was robbed of LYD 500k after being ransacked and all of its computers and furniture damaged during the tribal clashes in Sabha last week.
Eighth Force of the Tripoli General Staff found Friday a weapons depot in one of the buildings on the Tripoli road in Sabha. The commander of the Eighth Force said they managed to confirm the existence of arms and then attacked the depot and found pistols RPG launchers and ammunition, adding that the people who used to frequent the building managed to flee and are still unknown.
Al-Bayda Veterinary Center said it has mobilized its vets and staffers to try to combat avian influenza starting last Thursday. It said it will begin with emergency meetings to check on the health conditions more closely. This comes after the World Organization for Animal Health said it had registered avian influenza cases in Tunisia and Egypt.
Libyan Ground Handling Company workers went on a full strike in Lebrag and Tobruk airports on Friday morning, which caused the flights of Afriqiyah and Libyan Airlines companies to halt. The Chairman of the eastern region’s Libyan Ground Handling Company, Salah Salim, said the strike is a result of the negligence of the authorities regarding payment of months-delayed salaries for the company workers.