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New head of Sirte university appointed

By Hadi Fornaji. Tunis, 26 June 2017: The Presidency Council’s education minister, Otman Abdul Jalil, has appointed Professor Ahmed Mahjoub Abukhazam as the new chancellor of the University of Sirte. He replaces Musa Mohamed Musa. The appointment was made four days ago but only announced today. Abukhazam has previously served as dean of the faculty of science [...]

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Benghazi municipality starts in Suq Al-Hout clean-up as more stolen treasure found

By Libya Herald correspondent. Benghazi, 26 June 2017: Benghazi municipal council has started to clean up the general detritus of war – the rubble and litter – in the city’s downtown area of Suq Al-Hout, much of which was destroyed in the long battle to dislodge Islamist militants from the area which finally came [...]

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Kidnappers in bid to force Tunisians to free alleged Libyan drug smuggler

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 26 June 2017: In yet another sign that the rule of law is still a far distant dream in much of the country, a Tunisian was abducted on Sunday by an armed group from Zawia who were hoping to use him as a bargain chip to ensure freedom of a [...]

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Zawia militiamen held in Saudi Arabia on terror charges: repport

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 26 June 2017: Two Zawia militiamen are reported to have been arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion on links with terrorism after a request to detain them was allegedly sent to the Saudi authorities by the Egyptian government. Mahmud Ben Rajab and Mohamed Al-Khadrawi are also said to be on [...]

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The Origins and Evolution of ISIS in Libya: a report

By Libya Herald reporter. London, 26 June 2017: A report on the origins of ISIS in Libya concludes that Western policy must seek to get Libyan militias and local councils to take ownership of governance and justice issues, rather than merely directing them to fight ISIS or other jihadists. It adds that ISIS is a [...]

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UNSMIL’s Kobler says he believes peace will come soon

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 24 June 2017: Departing UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler has said he believes that Libya will soon achieve peace. In his Eid greetings message, he wrote that after the month of fasting and spiritual reflection and renewal, Eid Al-Fitr would usher in a recommitment to the values of gratitude, compassion, tolerance [...]

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LNA claims advances in Benghazi’s Sabri

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 25 June 2017: Two soldiers have died in fighting in Benghazi’s Sabri district as the Libyan National Army (LNA) moves its forces forward from Suq Al-Hout finally taken from militants on Friday. On Friday and Saturday, Sabri was subjected to a series of airstrikes. LNA commanders have used fixed camera [...]

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Hafter meets UAE deputy chief of staff in Rajma

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 26 June 2017: The Libyan National Army (LNA) has released few details of the discussions today between armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter and UAE deputy chief of staff Major General Eisa Saif Al-Mazrouei. The two men and their staffs met at Hafter’s Rajma headquarters in Benghazi. The LNA said merely [...]

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Qaddadfa elders say Qaddafi-era soldier kidnapped

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 25 June 2017: A member of Muammar Qaddafi’s Qaddadfa tribe is thought to have been kidnapped by terrorists of the so-called Islamic State (IS). Tribal elders said that Mohammed Abubakr Abusadra Qaddafi, who they described as a former soldier, had disappeared near Qasr Abu Hadi, some 70 kilometres south of [...]

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