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15-21 October 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Libya (15-21 October 2015)
Posted on October 26, 2015

Contents

Compiled by Amira Arif

  1. Clashes between ISIS and Shura council continue in Derna
  2. The Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) cannot decide on new capital
  3. Indiscriminate shelling kills five civilians in Benghazi 

1. Clashes between ISIS and Shura council continue in Derna

Alwasat (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 15th  2015, in English) “Continuing clashes between Shura Council and ISIS in Derna's 400 district “

  • Light/medium weapons and artillery were used in the clashes
  • Derna is also experiencing a fuel and gas crises

2.The Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) cannot decide on new capital

The Libya Observer (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 15th  2015, in English) “CDA returns to Bieda; the capital still an issue”

  • CDA members will meet again in Beida on 20 October
  • Disagreement over whether Libya should have 1 or 2 captials
  • The CDA’s head, Ali Tarhouni, told The Libya Observer that the final constitutional draft would be ready by 20 October

3. Indiscriminate shelling kills five civilians in Benghazi

Alwasat (independently owned online media platform, article dated October 20th  2015, in English) “Indiscriminate shelling kills five civilians in Benghazi “

  • 5 people lost their lives, including an unidentified number of children, late Monday, when indiscriminate shells hit a residential area in Benghazi

 

 

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