News In Brief
News Roundup, Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Last Updated: 9:30pm
Seven people, including kids, have been killed so far in renewed clashes between armed groups Al-Hanish and Al-Khadrawi.
Al-Madina won Friday 2-1 against Al-Naser in the opening match of the final five-team round of the Libyan Soccer League at Tripoli stadium.
Amid rough seas and bad weather condition that hit the capital on Friday, two Libyan nationals risked their lives to rescue a group of illegal migrants off the coast of Janzour, the western suburb of Tripoli.
The General Electricity Company (GEC) condemned what it described as the criminal acts done to the overhead power line (400 kilovolts) that connects Sabha station and the Great Man-Made River (GMR), which was ready to operate once Sabha station resumed work.
A Grad rocket targeted Tablino neighborhood in western Benghazi, witnesses said, adding that it left only material damage to a house it fell on. Benghazi still suffers from chaos and spreading of weapons in addition to random shelling amid violent clashes that have been rocking the city off the hinges since May 2014.
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos media office confirmed that its joint team of explosives experts and military engineers detonated Friday plenty of explosives and mines after they had gathered them from the areas freed from IS militants in Sirte.
Kufra airport has resumed flights after over a year of shutdown. The director of the Kufra airport said all the airliners agreed to fly planes to and from the airport starting next Monday. The first flight to touch down in Kufra airport will be an Afriqiyah aircraft coming from Tripoli and then departing to Labreg airport.
The spokesman of Ghat municipality said the fuel shortage in the city has begun to diminish, pointing out that a number of fuel tank trucks arrived from Sabha oil stock. He added that the crisis committee of gas and fuel at Brega Company had put some serious effort to wrap up the fuel crisis, which has been irking the city for two years.
The Libyan Football Federation held at its Tripoli headquarters Libya Cup draw for 2016 season with a bulky participation of 32 teams. The LFF said on Facebook that the teams were divided into eastern and western groups, adding that the games will follow a single-elimination method.