News In Brief
News Roundup - Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Last Updated: 9:38 pm
Military commanders of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Operation have agreed to name Brig. Ahmed Abu Shahma as a military governor of Sirte.
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya has strongly condemned the constraints on press and media outlets as well as on civil societies in Benghazi, Al-Bayda, Tobruk and Derna.
The Jumhouriya Bank in Abu Hadi, Sirte, resumed work after a year of suspension over the control of IS militants of the city. The bank opened for the public after receiving a cash sum of LYD 500.000 from the Central Bank of Libya.
Bani Walid Immigration Affairs Bureau said the number of illegal migrants in the city reached 4.385 from different countries. The head of the bureau, Ali Abu Ganida, said 642 migrants of the total suffer from contagious diseases, including 192 with HIV. He added that they are deporting the immigrants from the city by personal efforts, as the official authorities are giving no assistance.
People from Zuwara and Sabratha were arrested based on their identities after the Crime Fight Unit in Zuwara arrested persons involved in smuggling illegal immigrants. On Saturday, the Special Force of Zuwara arrested three people west of the city as they were trying to smuggle 90 migrants and they were sent to investigations.
The head of the foreign media office at the Salvation Government, Jamal Zubia, accused the Interior Ministry of the UN-proposed government, Abu Salim Central Security Department and Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade of being behind his abduction. In a presser at his home in Misrata on Monday, he said his condition was very bad during detention, saying that all kinds of torture were used where he was detained as the place was filled with people from all parties inside Mitiga airbase.
Mitiga Security Guard Brigade confirmed that the suspected explosive substance that was found onboard a plane heading to Tunisia on Tuesday was found to be a substance used to kill insects by the cleaning company. In a statement, it added that they told the passengers that everything was fine and that there was a misunderstanding about the substance.
GECOL said the servicing of the first gas turbine unit at the Misrata power plant has ended and it is expected to be operating by the beginning of next week with a capacity of 250 megawatts.