News In Brief
News Roundup - Tue, Aug 30, 2016
Last Updated: 9:45pm
The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos military operation, Mohammed Al-Ghasri, said the end of the war on IS militants in Sirte is looming as the Misrata-led forces are now battling IS in a 2 km area, pinpointing that they seized the entire residential area (1) on Monday.
The Afriqiyah Airways said one of its planes was vandalized in Mitiga airport in Tripoli when it was preparing to transport 250 injured fighters of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces on Tuesday.
UN-proposed government’s Foreign Ministry denied shutting down the Libyan embassy and consulate in Chad, adding in a statement that they are working just as normal as every weekday and the diplomats in N’Djamena are constantly in touch with the Foreign Ministry.
The deputy mayor of Al-Zawiya expected the reopening of Al-Rayana pipeline, which pumps oil into Al-Zawiya refinery, in the middle of next week based on what the Zintan municipal members announced, pointing out that the Chief of Engineers Syndicate at Al-Zawiya refinery explained that the refinery is not working currently because the crude oil coming from the east did not make the cut with the refinery standards.
The medical center in Al-Fuqahaa town, Al-Jufra, was shut down as it had become empty with no doctors or nurses in all the specializations and sections. The spokesman of the municipality of Al-Jufra said the situation in the town has become very unhealthy, especially that the reptiles and rodents have now spread in the entire town – a number of people were stung by reptiles, including the local affairs official – adding that the nearest place for treatment lies 240 km afar.
Libyan officials confirmed that after the transportation of the final shipment of the Libyan chemical weapons to Germany on board a Danish ship, Libya has become completely void of any chemical weapons or chemical substances used in making weapons.
The Chief of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, said Monday that he needs to receive explanation from the financial preparations committee of the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government about the tardiness of providing the NOC’s budget, warning that their delay is harmful to the country’s economy with losses worth billions of dollars – over 10 million dollars a day.