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26 August - 2 September 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Libya
Posted on September 4, 2015

Contents

Compiled by Amira Arif

  1. Libya’s official government bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry
  2. Four Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi
  3. Haftar’s forces fail to control Derna for the third time  

1. Libya’s official government bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry
Independent Media

Libya News Today (independently owned online media platform, article dated September 2nd 2015, in English) Libya’s official government bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry

•    Libya’s internationally recognised administration based in the Tobruk has banned Yemenis, Iranians and Pakistanis from entering the divided country, by issuing a visa ban, a military statement said on Tuesday.

 


2. Four Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi: medics
Independent Media

Libya News Today (independently owned online media platform, article dated August 31st  2015, in English). Our Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi: medics

  • Four Libyan soldiers were killed and six wounded in fresh fighting with Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, medics and military officials said
  • Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government (the Council of Deputies) have been fighting Islamist groups in Benghazi since last year, as part of a wider power struggle.

3. Haftar’s forces fail to control Derna, a city under the control of fighters associated with the Shura Council of Mujahideen
Independent Media

Libya News Today (independently owned online media platform, article dated August 31st  2015, in English) For the third time, Haftar’s forces fail to control Derna

  • Libyan fighters affiliated to the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derma (refered to as the ‘Derna fighters’ faced an attack on Sunday (August 30th) carried out by fighters affiliated to General Khalifa Hafter aiming to control the city, Almesryoon.com has reported.
  • The Derna fighters were defending the city from the side of Wadi Abu-Dahak
  • Meanwhile the Derna fighters have been fighting off a number of ISIS fighters in the east of the city

Libya Al Hurra @LibyaAlHurratv Aug 31 *

  • #IS in #Sirte is still holding 7 foreign oil workers [abducted from Ghani field in March] and 2 professors from India living in Sirte.

* Libya Al Hurra Televeision news station is pro-NTC (National Transitional Council)

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