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Libyan Gazette Weekly News Digest 10/10: Haftar’s Evacuation Initiative Inadequate says Ganfouda families

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News Digest
Oct 10,2016

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War on ISIS:

ISIS is cornered in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan brigades fighting ISIS in Sirte report new advances on the terrorist group. A five month military campaign has cornered ISIS into a residential area less than 1 kilometer long. In the last couple of days Libyan forces advanced on ISIS’s hideout in neighbourhood Number Three with support from US airstrikes from above taking out …

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US Airstrike Continue’s Into Third Month

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The United States is extending its airstrikes campaign against ISIS targets in Sirte for a third month. AFRICOM, the US Africa command, launched the airstrike campaign on August 1st, and was only expected to go on for a number of weeks. A total of 175 airstrikes were carried out against ISIS since last week and …

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Dutch Journalist Killed By ISIS Sniper in Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A prominent dutch photojournalist was killed by ISIS snipers in Sirte on Sundaywhile he was covering events in Sirte. Jeroen Oerlemans was killed by a shot to the chest said Akram Gliwan, a doctor from the Misrata hospital where the journalist’s body was taken to after he was shot. The journalist was shot while …

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Haftar’s Evacuation Initiative Inadequate says Ganfouda families

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan media reportedon Saturday that General Khalifa Haftar announced an initiative to resolve the Ganfouda civilian crisis. For months, Benghazi-based media and Haftar’s senior personnel claimed that all civilian families had already left Ganfouda. However, after images and videos were released of the bodies of women and children who were killed by air strikes, …

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French Government Excludes Libya From Paris Meeting Regarding Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The French government excluded Libya from a meeting in Paris on Monday to discuss the crisis in the North African country. French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said, “I took this initiative on behalf of France because we want the government of national accord of Mr Sarraj to succeed.” The meeting, which achieved very little progress …

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UN Extends Operation Sofia for Another Year

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The EU has been authorized by the UN Security Council on Thursday to continue to intercept and seize boats carrying refugees in the Mediterranean close to Libya for another year. The UN Security Council’s resolution also applies to independent countries operating rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The authorization of Operation Sofia provides the EU …

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Over 10,000 Refugees Arrive in Italy within Two Days

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Since Monday, over 10,000 refugees departing from Libya have attempted to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean in hopes of seeking a better life in Europe. The Italian coastguard said over 30 rescue missions were carried out on Tuesday, saving the lives of 4,650 people. 28 refugees died on the journey to Italy, according …

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Zueitina Oil Terminal’s First Export Goes to China

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) For the first time since last year, Zueitina oil terminal began loading crude oil into a cargo ship on Thursday, according to a port official. Zueitina and two other oil ports were under a force majeure that was recently lifted last month by Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC).   Zueitina was forced to shut down …

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Libya’s Oil Production Almost Doubled Since Reopening of Oil Facilities

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Monday, the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) reported that its oil production has increased from 290,000 barrels per day last week to 320,000 bpd. According to Omran al-Zwai, a spokesman from AGOCO, production at Sarir oil field increased to about 200,000 bpd and Nafoura oil field had an increase of 29,000 bpd. AGOCO is …

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