News In Brief
News Roundup - Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Last Updated: 10:00pm
We have information that clearly shows a coordination between IS militants and Khalifa Haftar for facilitating the withdrawal of the terrorists from Benghazi to Bani Walid, the spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos, Mohammed Al-Ghasri has revealed.
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed that the backup brigade of the western Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) got out of Al-Zawiya oil refinery on last Thursday.
The sudden escape of ISIS militants from Benghazi’s Ganfouda and Al-Sabri districts was a big surprise for the residents of east Libya who have been repeatedly assured by Dignity Operation Command that security situations in Benghazi are fully controlled.
Clashes renewed in Sabha as six people were killed on different incidents on last Thursday. Sources said 3 people from Awlad Sulaiman tribe and one person from Al-Zuwayed tribe were shot bu gunmen in Minshiya area, Sabha. While two others from Gaddadfa tribe were killed after an armed group opened fire on them in Al-Garda’s rural road.
Price Balancing fund in the east dismisses a number of its employees and referred them to investigations over the stealing of 584 sugar bags and putting salt ones in their place in the foods commodities stocks in Tobruk.
National Tuareg Movement in the southern region in Libya called on the Presidential Council deputy head, who resigned recently, Mousa Al-Kouni, to change his mind given how perilous the current state of affairs in Libya, which they said needs unity and renunciation of disputes, according to the movement’s statement.
National Oil Corporation said Italy’s Eni Oil Company had started digging the exploratory well in the seaside area (D-M N 41) as per the 2008 agreement between Eni and NOC, which sees both of them joining efforts in exploring and producing oil.
The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos, Mohamed Al-Ghasri, said a number of IS militants had arrived in Karza checkpoint in southern Bani Walid city, adding that Al-Bunyan Al-Maroos is going to form a new force to be tasked with fighting those radicals, who withdrew from Benghazi. He added that the way those IS militants were allowed a safe corridor out of Benghazi is a war crime that can lead to never-ending bloodshed in western Libya.
A former leader for the Dignity Operation, Brigadier General Faraj Al-Berasi, survived an assassination attempt in Al-Bayda city where gunmen fired at his car, leaving the city under very tight security measures. Al-Berasi left Dignity Operation after he criticized it and its leaders bitterly.
The Tripoli-based Special Deterrent Force apprehended the head of the criminal investigation bureau in Bab Benghashir area, Osama Belhaj and one of his assistants. The SDF said it arrested him by an order from the General Attorney Office. Last month, Bab Benghashir area went into wide-range protests over the killing of two personnel from the criminal investigation bureau, which then led to the closure of a number of main roads and the Tripoli Courthouse.
Libyan volunteers decided to take up arms in a bid to secure the Roman ancient city of Leptis Magna in Al-Khums. The volunteers tied their action to their feeling of responsibility for preserving Libya’s history amid the absence of government security and the conflicts among militias.
The spokesman for the Libyan Notables Reconciliation Council, Al-Taher Al-Badawi, said one family of 9 members was killed due to inhaling carbon monoxide (CO) after they had used burning coal to warm their house during the night as the power was cut.
Tripoli stadium to host a charity match on Saturday between old players from Al-Ahli Tripoli and Al-Itihad under the supervision of Libyan Football Federation and a number of civil societies as well as charities. The money raised from the game will be given away for the children who suffer from cancer. More than 50 footballers, who already quit playing, from the two clubs will partake in the event.