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News Roundup - Sun, Aug 21, 2016
Last Updated: 9:45
The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces Mohammed Al-Ghasri said they have proposed to the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government that they should appoint a military governor to rule Sirte city after it would have been liberated from IS militants, saying the military commander’s mission will be temporary until security is restored in the city and the municipal, security and military departments are back in place.
Tobruk-based HoR members, who support the political agreement, called for convening legal meetings that reach the needed quorum with democratic and secure environment away from pointing fingers, threatening and discrediting. They also called for announcing a work schedule that is agreeable to all members and approved by the HoR Speaker and members without any violations. They urged as well for having some observers at the meetings to guarantee well-convened and legal sessions that should be aired live. They also called for preventing any outsiders from entering the HoR headquarters and offices.
The employees of the General Electricity Company in Tripoli organized Sunday a set-in to protest the continuous delay of paying off their salaries, which have now been put off for five months. They called on the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government and the relevant authorities to quickly solve their problems and pay them their salaries. They also warned that if their salaries were not paid, they would not be able to resume their work in the maintenance and activation as well as preservation of the electricity network.
Saudi Arabian authorities have rejected to grant visas for 2000 Libyan nationals, who constitute an additional number to the number allocated by Saudi Arabia for Libya this year, because their documents were not sent to the Haj Ministry in Saudi Arabia.
The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos said its forces advanced Sunday into the residential areas 1 and 3, which are the last hideouts of IS terrorists in Sirte, adding that it had controlled key positions after fierce clashes with IS militants.