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October 15-22, 2014

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Libya
Posted on October 23, 2014

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Compiled by Myriam Maalouf

Al Bawaba, article dated 18 October 2014, in Arabic
50 dead and Libyan army advance as UN offers truce
  • Libyan Army advanced through several regions in the western part of the country and gained control of the city of Warshfana. 
  • They managed to defeat Libya Dawn militias in Warshfana.
  • The UN envoy proposed a humanitarian truce that would last 4 days in the western part of the country.
  • The Libyan Army spokesman stated that no such decision has been taken yet because Libya Dawn was still terrorizing and murdering people in the city. 
  • In Benghazi, the count of victims has increased to 57 deaths due to suicide bombing and attacks that Haftar is leading against Islamist militias. 

New Quryna, article dated 20 October 2014, in Arabic
Nine dead including one woman in a car bomb in Benghazi near Haftar’s home
  • A woman passed away due to extensive injuries caused by a car bomb in front of Haftar’s home. Haftar is the retired general and leader of the military Operation Dignity. 
  • 9 bodies of men and one child were found and brought back to hospitals as the cycle of Benghazi assassinations continues. 

Libya Herald, article dated 22 October 2014, in English
Ansar Al-Sharia tightens hold on Derna and formally establishes Islamic Court
  • Shoura Council of Islamic Youth (SCIY), part of Ansar al-Sharia declared its allegiance to the Islamic State and instituted an Islamic Court in Derna.
  • A Yemeni named Abu Al-Bara Al-Azadi or Abu-Taleb Al-Jazrawi is heading the court along with an Algerian assistant.
  • Over the weekend they passed a sentence of public flogging for a group of young men found guilty of alcohol abuse, which was carried out in the courtyard of the town’s old mosque.
  • Jazrawi also met with education authorities to demand they stop teaching foreign languages, physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Illuminated Islamic State signs can be seen all over town and police stations and vehicles denote themselves as “Islamic Police” in Arabic. 

Twitter

LibyaAlHurra @LibyaAlHurraTV · Oct 18

  • #Benghazi braces for suicide bombings after Ansar Al Sharia issues a statement vowing vengeance. #Libya

Libyan Youth Movmnt @ShababLibya · Oct 19

  • Rival 'Governments' Dispute Control of Libyan Oil http://on.wsj.com/1vL0Ked via @WSJ #libya

Libyan Youth Movmnt @ShababLibya · Oct 19

  • Omar Emsaid, found dead today a week after his abduction. He volunteered w/refugees in #Benghazi via @NadaElfeituri
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