News In Brief
News Roundup - Sunday, Sept 04, 2016
Last Updated: 10:00pm
Spokesman of the Special Forces of Khalifa Haftar’s militias said that 55 fighters from their forces were killed and other 77 were also injured in August clashes in western Benghazi frontlines, saying most were killed and injured by mines planted by Benghazi Shura Council fighters in Al-Gawarsha district.
20 nurses from Ukraine and the Philippines terminated their contracts with Nalut Central Hospital on Saturday over not getting paid amid the current shortage of cash in Libya. The director of the hospital said most of the hospital’s departments are now closed after the foreign nurses have left, adding that things will get worse in a hospital that suffers from shortages n medicines and medical equipment.
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces found on Saturday an enormous storage for mine-making materials used by IS diehards to hamper the advance of the Misrata-led forces. The storage has approximately 800 howitzer shells used in mines.
Greece-flagged M.T.Popolina vessel arrived in Zueitina oil terminal Saturday and was loaded with 730 thousand oil barrels to be heading to Mellitah oil port, where it should unload the shipment, an official at the National Oil Corporation said, adding that Zueitina oil terminal is still under force majeure.
Gunmen released the nephew of Muneer Aser – the Minister of Economy and Justice at Al-Thanni government of the Tobruk-based HoR – on Sunday after being held for hours. His family said he returned home in good conditions.
Fayez Al-Serraj, the Head of the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council, will represent Libya in the 71 session of the General Assembly of the UN in mid-September, reported the Foreign Ministry in Tripoli. Meanwhile, last month, Aqilah Saleh threatened to sue the UN in The Hague because he was dismissed as a representative of Libya in the international community.
Libya won over Cape Verde 1-0 on Saturday at the stadium in Praia as part of the final matches of the group (6) in the qualifiers for CAF 2017. Libya has therefore finished the matches third in the group with 7 points, 6 points behind the first top team, Morocco, which finished with 13 points.
Four fuel trucks entered this morning the city of Derna and two others to enter later, sources reported, saying these trucks are the first to enter the city this month amid obstacles put in the way of fuel coming into the city. The sources added that the last fuel truck to enter Derna was 10 days ago after the stockpile in the stations finished amid the siege that has been laid by Khalifa Haftar’s militias for months.
A Dignity Operation security chief has urged people in Tobruk, east Libya, to kill Dignity Operation opponents.