News Roundup - Tue, Jun 6, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Tue, Jun 6, 2017

June 06, 2017 - 15:56
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Now as never before, the eastern forces of Dignity Operation in Libya, led by Khalifa Haftar, have neared their ever-longed-for dream of entering Tripoli, Libya's capital, as events started to take a new twist in central Libya late in May. 

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Libyan national football team has lost 0-1 against Egyptian national team of local players in Cairo. The two teams finished the first half 0-0, with the Libyan team improving in performance in the second half after the substitutions.

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The so-called Omar Al-Mukhtar Brigade of Dignity Operation in eastern Libya confiscated aids laden in a truck for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as it was heading to Derna city.

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Ghat municipal member, Jamal Mousa and his wife were released after being kidnapped Sunday night in the city. He said he was abducted by six people who wanted to steal his car, keeping him in custody till they took his car outside the city. 

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Libyan Education Minister, Othamn Abdeljalil, held a meeting Tuesday with several female activists in education arenas. They discussed methods for women to work in the newly-formed "enabling women office". He stressed the need to support women to be able to assume leadership posts in education sectors.

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Ean Libya news website reported a reliable source as saying that the UN is preparing to replace Head of UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, with a new international figure, whose name has not been revealed yet. Kobler assumed the post in November 2015, he was replaced by the UN Secretary-General by the Palestinian, Salam Fayyad, but the replacement was blocked by international powers, especially the US.

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Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi received 26 killed persons and 434 injured ones from Haftar's forces due to the clashes in May, an official said. He added that several injuries need surgeries, adding that some of them have been sent abroad for treatment, citing Al-Jalaa Hospital statistics.

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HoR member, Mustafa Abu Shagour said the statements issued by the HoR nowadays are not circulated and decided on in the HoR sessions, adding that they don't represent him. He said the HoR's last full quorum session was in January 2016, adding that they were disallowed to hold sessions in following months. In August 2016, the HoR held a session lacking full quorum, then suspended its sessions till today. 

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Sokna town in Jufra is undergoing remarkable calm after clashes between the townsmen and Dignity Operation. The clashes erupted when Dignity Operation stormed into Agnifid Brigade and arrested a number of fighters, who took part in Sirte liberation from IS. Sources said the arrested persons were released after hours to alleviate tension. 

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Former Chief of Supreme Security Committee and the current security advisor to the Head of the Presidential Council, Hashim Besher, said a meeting was held between a team from Tripoli and Tripoli IDPs Committee in Zintan to discuss the return of the IDPs to their houses in the capital safely.

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Social media pages were awash with news about deaths in Ubari city due to poisonous scorpions' bites and lack of antibiotics and other remedies in Ubari Hospital and nearby ones.