Major-General Abdul Razzaq Al-Nazhuri has dismissed the mayor of Marj and appointed another military officer to run it. Lieutenant-Colonel Wahbi Anwar Al-Raikh has been chosen to administer the town. Nazhuri also appointed Abdulwahab Al-Aish has his deputy.
Some 720 Libyan National Army (LNA) cadets finished their training today and graduated at a ceremony in Al-Abyar training camp in the presence of Major General Abdel Razzak Al-Nazhuri, the chief of staff.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a military base nearby the city of Al-Marj on the eastern side of Libya. The IHS Jane’s 360 websites revealed that the UAE had set up the air base “from where it is operating AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)”.
In a move driven possibly more by hope than expectation, the military police in Marj have unveiled a gun amnesty programme for residents to encourage them to hand over their weapons or register them.
Libya’s Justice Minister, Mabruk Grera, said that he was unable to give an exact number of prisoners charged with terrorism offences, but that many of those held were foreign nationals from Yemen, Sudan, Egypt and Tunisia.
The Ministry of Interior has announced that it has arrested a number of top terror suspects in Benghazi, Marj, and Bersis and has referred them to the Public Prosecution’s Office, it revealed yesterday.
Troops loyal to a Libyan general tried to block internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni from visiting the eastern city of Benghazi at the weekend as he looked to show support for his soldiers battling Islamist groups. Army members under the control of General Khalifa Haftar tried to deny Thinni’s …
Benghazi, al-Marj and a number of other cities in eastern Libya are holding workshops on the new constitution. The Committee of 60, which is tasked with drafting the landmark document, has been meeting with civil society groups to listen to their views and add amendments.