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Libyan Gazette Weekly News Digest 11/21: 6 Year Old Girl From Ganfouda Covered In Burns Survives UAE Attack

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News Digest
Nov 21,2016

Your top stories from the past week:

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Human Rights Tragedy:

UAE Airstrike in Libya Kills Family of 6 Year Old
Girl

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Saturday, a 6-year-old girl and her family became the victims of a UAE airstrike in Ganfouda, a neighbourhood under siege in Benghazi. The UAE used an Air-Tractor AT-802 to fire the airstrike, according to local news. The airstrike hit Fathia’s home as she was folding her clothes in her bedroom. “I heard the aircraft, …

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Politics:

Agreement to
Resolve Economic Tension Reached in Rome Between Major Libyan Institutions

The UN-backed Government of National Accord met with the Libyan Central Bank, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Audit Bureau on Thursday in Rome where an agreement was reached regarding Libya’s oil industry. The meeting was headed by the Presidency Council’s deputy Ahmed Maetig and had representatives from the UN, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund in addition …

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Haftar’s Forces Make Gains in Opposition
Controlled Neighbourhoods in Benghazi

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar’s armed forces, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), said that they were able to take over neighbourhoods that were under the control of their opposition on Thursday. Medical officials say that 13 LNA soldiers died in Thursday’s battles. Two years ago, Haftar launched a military campaign called Operation Dignity, which was …

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GNA set to Meet With Libya’s Central Bank in Rome
to Discuss Libya’s Failing Economy

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Ismail Zitouny/Reuters A meeting between UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan Central Bank is expected to take place on Thursday in Rome. The purpose of the meeting is to go over the details of an agreement intended to resurrect Libya’s economy. The meeting, which is organized by a US-led initiative, comes after …

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Sarkozy Election Campaign was Allegedly Funded By Gaddafi

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi allegedly gave Nicolas Sarkozy and a senior official three suitcases filled with cash to fund the former French presidents 2007 campaign, said Ziad Takieddine, a French-Lebanese businessman who claims to be the one who transferred the suitcases. On Tuesday, Takieddine gave a statement released by news website Mediapart claiming that …

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Female MPs in Libya Call for
Increase in Women’s Participation in Parliament

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Female members of Libya’s parliament, also known as the House of Representatives (HoR), are calling for a 30 percent increase in women’s participation in all parliamentary delegations. The 31 women elected in the 2014 Libyan parliament attended a meeting last week in Tunisia which was organized by the United Nations Security Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). …

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Libyan Government Announces Finance Minister and Deputy
to Gain Funds From Central Bank

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Libyan government based in Tripoli has selected a finance minister and a deputy finance minister with the intention that they would be able to give the Government access to Libya’s central bank. A statement released by the Libyan government’s Presidential Council announced that Osama Saleh, who is considered to be an ally of groups …

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Turkish Embassy to Reopen By the End of
the Year

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Emrullah Isler, Turkey’s special envoy to Libya A senior said that Turkey would soon reopen its embassy in Tripoli. At a press briefing in Tripoli, Isler said that the Turkish mission to Tripoli will be taking the appropriate measures to reopen the Turkish embassy. The Ambassador will likely relocate to Tripoli from Tunisia sometime in November …

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War on ISIS:

ISIS Attempts to Resist its Imminent Fall in Sirte

  Libyan and US officials confirmed last week that victory against ISIS in Sirte is near. Only a few ISIS fighters remain in a one square kilometre area, and Libyan soldiers on the front lines have reported hearing ISIS fighters speak with Tunisian and Egyptian accents. The battle against ISIS in Sirte has dragged on for months due to unexpected …

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Haftar’s Forces Make Gains in Opposition
Controlled Neighbourhoods in Benghazi

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar’s armed forces, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), said that they were able to take over neighbourhoods that were under the control of their opposition on Thursday. Medical officials say that 13 LNA soldiers died in Thursday’s battles. Two years ago, Haftar launched a military campaign called Operation Dignity, which was …

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20 LNA Militants Killed in Benghazi

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) 20 fighters loyal to Khalifa Haftar were killed and 40 others wounded in a two day battle in Benghazi, according to a source from a local hospital. For over two years, Haftar’s militia, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), have been attempting to take full control of Benghazi. The ongoing clashes in Libya’s second …

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ISIS Loses More Territory in Sirte, Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libyan forces in Sirte have taken control of an area near the seaside in Jizah neighbourhood leaving ISIS fighters with very little room to move around, said Saleh Al-Taweel, a spokesperson for the Libyan forces media centre, on Tuesday According to Al-Taweel, Libyan soldiers were able to liberate Jizah neighbourhood after corning ISIS fighters along …

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Seven Civilians Fall Victim to Violence
Between Militia Groups

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Airstrikes intended for militia groups hit civilians killing close to seven individuals in Sabha, a city located in southwestern Libya, said a local official on Tuesday. According to local officials, the victims included Libyans and foreigners. The official also said that gunmen, who are supposedly involved in the attack, went to the morgue to take …

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Dozens Injured In Benghazi Car Bomb

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) A car bomb explosion on Tuesday injured dozens of civilians in Benghazi, said a local security source. Interior Ministry spokesman Walid Al-Orfi said, “a car bomb was detonated by an unidentified attacker outside Budizirah Park near the city’s eastern entrance.” “While no one was killed, at least 15 civilians were injured by the blast. Security …

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Tunisia Stops Shipment of Weapons from Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra A supply of Kalashnikovs, rockets and landmines was confiscated this weekend by Tunisian forces close to the Tunisian border with Libya, according to the Tunisian interior ministry. Tunisian soldiers found two stocks of weapons on Saturday and a third on Sunday, added the ministry. This raises concerns that ISIS fighters could likely cross …

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Migration:

At Least 100 Refugees are Missing From Boat that
Capsized on Mediterranean

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Close to 100 refugees are likely to have drowned after another ship capsized in the Mediterranean Sea just off Libya’s shore, according to a report released on Thursday by the BBC. The Bourbon Argos, a rescue vessel run by the medical group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was able to save 27 survivors and recover seven …

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240 Refugees Drown in the Mediterranean in One Week

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) 240 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean in four separate incidents this week as they attempted to cross over to Europe from Libya. On Tuesday night, a boat carrying refugees capsized causing the death of 100 migrants and 130 others still missing, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). At least 10 people are …

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Business:

Libya’s State Oil Corporation Discusses Efficiency
of Oil Facilities with Libyan Oil Firms

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libya’s state oil corporation (NOC) held a meeting in Tripoli with its directors of maintenance units from various oil firms in Libya. The purpose of the meeting was to address issues regarding maintenance work at the oil facilities and discuss solutions to fix pipelines that have not been in use for a few years as …

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OPEC Gives Libya Green Light to Double Oil
Production

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is allowing Libya to nearly double its crude oil export despite a deal being developed to cut production to manage the oversupply of crude oil. According in Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Libya is currently producing 600,000 barrels of oil per day …

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