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Navy spokesman: Operation Sophia is propaganda; Italy wants to have more time to continue stealing Libya’s resources and smuggling its fuel

The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier Ayoub Qasim, has lashed out at EU’s Operation Sophia, saying it’s propaganda for political gains. In an interview with the Libya Observer on Sunday 21, Qasim has also accused the EU countries of taking part in stealing Libya’s marine resources.

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IOM: Libya is main country for immigration to Europe from North Africa

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said that Libya is a major country for immigration to Europe from North Africa. According to the organisation, some 77,000 people reached Europe through Libya during the first seven months of 2016, including more than 7,000 unaccompanied children.

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HoR’s Chief of Staff Nazhuri threatens to attack ships approaching oil ports

The House of Representatives’ (HoR) Libyan National Army Chief of Staff, Abdelrazak Nazhuri, warned that any foreign oil tankers approaching the Libyan coast will be targeted by the air force. Nazhuri, who has also been appointed military ruler in the east, said that only oil tankers that had been sanctioned …

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Libya conflict keeps 279,000 children out of school: UN

The United Nations warned on Monday that the Libyan conflict was preventing some 279,000 children from attending school across the war-torn country. “Recently released data from Libya’s Ministry of Education paints an alarming picture of education access,” the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

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