News In Brief
News Roundup - Thu, Jan 05, 2017
Last Updated: 10:08 pm
Sources from Derna reported Thursday the Darnes sports club’s administration as saying that armed men at Labreg airport assaulted and beat two of the team’s swimmers who were coming back from Tripoli after participating at the Misrata Swimming Tournament.
The Libyan Red Crescent, Tripoli branch, said it had rescued 80 migrants on Wednesday after they paddled ashore Tripoli beaches thinking they had arrived in Italy.
The municipality of Sabha has condemned using force to establish grounds for any faction in the south and denounced taking advantage of any unrest in the region in order to relocate the conflict into Libya’s south and thus put the lives of the residents at a great danger.
ISIS militants operating in Benghazi have finally decided to leave the city after more than 2 years of clashes.
Tobruk security department destroyed 190 kg of hashish that had been confiscated last Saturday wen security personnel stormed into the hideout of one of the drug dealers in the city.
Misrata Central Hospital suspended work at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology section as its building has become so shaky and couldn’t be serviced despite lots of recent service works. The hospital said it bears no responsibility for the consequences of this suspension, which could eventually lead to the complete shutdown of the section, pointing out that Misrata municipality, Presidential Council and Health Ministry are responsible for this situation.
Al-Naser Brigade of the western Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) withdrew from Al-Zawiya Oil Refinery saying it is not responsible for any security violations that may take place hereafter. This announcement came to protest NOC Chief’s accusation that they and their commander, Mohammed Kishlaf, are smuggling the fuel allocated for the Libyan local markets.
The head of the media office of the Libyan Red Crescent in Tripoli said their volunteers recovered Wednesday 5 drowned illegal immigrants’ bodies off Hay Al-Andalus beach and gave them to the relevant authorities, which will bury them after getting a permit from the General Attorney.
The spokesman for the Man-Made River, Tawfiq Al-Shwihdi, said water supplies are available and works are underway to fix the damages at the deflator 260 that is located between Bani Walid and Al-Shweref after being shelled by explosives in a bid to cut off water supplies on Tripoli and its suburbs.
The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Operation, Mohammed Al-Ghasri, said the decision to form an Anti-Terrorism Force is a motivation and a reward for the fighters who partook in fighting IS militants off Sirte, pointing out that Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operation ends once the Anti-Terrorism Force starts working. He added that the military personnel of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos will join the new force, while other fighters will unshoulder their weapons and go back to their civilian businesses.
The employees of Al-Jalaa Hospital in Tripoli warned on Thursday of the foreseeable collapse of the hospital’s building due to the cracking of its walls and lack of construction services due to the shortage of cash.
Benghazi medical sources said the city’s hospitals received Thursday 18 killed persons and 17 injured ones from the Dignity Operation forces after the clashes renewed in Al-Salmani and Western Dawahi districts against Benghazi Shura Council fighters.