#PT Leader of Benghazi Defense Brigades ( designated terrorist org by PC & MoD Bargathi) attended PC officers meeting yesterday. #Libya
PC member al-Majbri issues a statement asking Serraj, PC members to clarify position on BDB leader attending yesterday's meeting. #Libya
#Libya 1 billion UK-printed dinars arriving Tripoli to ease currency shortage but also stoke fears of inflation. https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/10/20/delivery-of-ld-400m-and-another-ld-600m-on-the-way-stokes-fear-of-further-drop-in-dinar/ …
#Libya Banknotes crisis continues Tripoli
Sarraj's PC release a statement after "deleting" the words "Hiftar is a war criminal" Shame we have a video of the Official statement.
#Libya | Commander at El-Marsa Brigade warn that latest BAM statement re GNC may cause division among anti-ISIS fighters in Sirte
Army officers held large meetng in Tripoli in presence of PC & StateCouncil members. Serraj called for the unification of the armed forces
On the issue of Salvation govt's return, Sarraj said he was "dealing with the incident wisely to avoid bloodshed" and vowed to take action
The closing statement of the meeting referred to Khalifa Haftar as "war criminal"
#Libya: only place on earth where so called military 'officers' & 'politicians' guarded by militias gather to declare war on national army!
To re-establish stability, peace and security in #Libya the country need just and well functioning institutions as well as strong governance
Salem Gneidi: Nothing of this wd have happened if the GNA had come to Tripoli in the right manner. But it was dead from the first day
Salem Gneidi: The conflict is now over the Presidency HQs because whoever seizes it considers himself the winner
Salem Gneidi: Serraj should resign and we should go back to the fourth draft of the Political Agreement
Salem Gneidi: Mr. Serraj formed the Presidential Guard from militias & gunmen and he did not train them but only give them a mandate
#Libya UN envoy paints bleak picture of Libya. Says Libyans must accept Libya Political Agreement (constitution). https://unsmil.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=5662&ctl=Details&mid=6187&ItemID=2099756&language=en-US …
Hmm - W.B so grim despite oil production increasing for first time in years & possibility of Libya - Libya solution.
...and demanded that Thinni revoke his recent decision to withdraw al-Fakhri's ministerial functions & relegate him back to deputy minister
Participants demanded that Major-General Mohamed al-Madani al-Fakhri be confirmed as Interior Minister by the HoR
Another disaster for #Libya's judiciary. An administrative tribunal rules against Libyan Political Agreement & PC - declaring them illegal.
Misrata Coalition in conflict , even as Abdullah al-Thinni has met with Khalifa al-Ghwell, to discuss creating a unified Libya Govt.
Al- Thinni is correct on his assessment.....
Libya - Libya solution coming into view ?
Abdallah al-Thinni says he met w/ Khalifa Ghwell 3 months ago to follow up on t Libyan-Libyan dialogue led by Agila Saleh & Nuri Busahmain
Al-Thinni: PC failed in implementing the LPA, especially w/ regards to militias. In Tripoli they only control the coastal road & Martyr's Sq
Court in Al Baida east Libya deems the UN appointed presidential council illegal
Turkey detains 40 soldiers in coup probe: media http://reut.rs/2dpDvnM
Turkey kills 'up to 200' US-backed Kurdish rebels in Syria http://ow.ly/RrIs305mfXW
#BREAKING Turkey staged deadly strikes on Syrian Kurdish militants near Aleppo: state media
Spoke to a senior Syrian Kurdish official in Afrin confirms heavy shelling by Turkey on Kurdish towns & villages. Death & injuries reported
The death of critical journalism in Turkey http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/10/turkey-death-of-critical-journalism.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …
Turkey's state-run news agency headline says OIC recognized Gulen movement as a terror group. Body says different thing.
1-Turkeys jihadis attacked SDF 2-SDF retaliated 3-SDF liberated several villages from IS 4-TR is bombing SDF 5-Russia is NOT bombing jihadis
Turkey apparently believes it is not just in the EU , but running it...
Evoking Ottoman past, Erdogan vows to tackle Turkey's enemies abroad http://reut.rs/2dnzH6q
Turkey gives EU to the end of the year to grant visa free travel to Turkey -or else EU -Turkey Deal dies.
Turkey A.F is participating in Mosul Campaign. Erdogan statement that Turkey would be involved proven correct.
#Erdogan: "We'll be both on the ground and at the negotiating table. We'll take part in #Mosul just like we do in #Syria now."
Erdogan says he talked to Putin, who promised him that Russia will cease bombardment of Aleppo.
After multiple reports of the terrible treatment of Turkish prisoners (beatings, rape, silencing etc) this is a human rights travesty.
Donald Trump: Iraq launched the Mosul campaign to help Hillary Clinton http://cnn.it/2eiSVtA
Mosul's severe food shortage and financial hardship under ISIS http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/191020163 … via @RudawEnglish
ISIL orders the Mosulis to turn in their phone cards after full Asiacell network activation throughout Mosul
More than 900 Mosul residents flee to Syria following ISIS threats http://ow.ly/XzfM305kkMi
#Mosul ops expected 2last several month before defeating #ISIS. Nevertheless, intel consider there is a possibility of internal rebellion.
However, like in every battle, when #ISIS feels d battle is lost, many fighters leave the city (happen before in #Syria & #Iraq). Few remain
All forces r expected 2participate2 #Mosul ops but only the Army and federal Police along with anti terrorism sq are allowed inside the city
FYI: #Mosul ops is still far from Mosul city. Distance of Kurds & Iraqi security forces varies between 18 to 40 km from city center.
There are estimate 5000 (more or less) #ISIS militants in #Mosul and around it. They will fight for certain. No "9000 escaping" expected.
What’s happening in Mosul – 10-18-2016 https://mosuleye.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/whats-happening-in-mosul-10-18-2016 …
Spoxe to YPG Spox in Afrin today who denied Turkey's killing of 200 YPG fighters. He said Turkey is upset after rcent SDF gains against ISIS
7 minutes ago: France’s President Francois Hollande warns Mosul's ISIS group fighters could flee to al-Raqqa, Syria http://mideast.liveuamap.com/en/2016/20-october-frances-hollande-warns-mosuls-is-group-fighters …
UK backs #EUCO draft on Syria/Russia - “options, including further restrictive measures”
Glad to see finally get stated by de Mistura...former al Nusra holding other rebels (+ civilians) hostage.
Jaysh al-Thuwar Statement Regarding Turkey's Missile and Artillery Attacks @wdckurd #SDF http://dckurd.org/2016/10/19/jaysh-al-thuwar-in-syria-turkey-supports-the-isis-terrorist-organization-by-targeting-us-with-missiles-and-artillery/ …
Well , hope the rebels don't forget to duck. More airstrikes will be coming , in due course and time.
Safe exit plan suggested for E. #Aleppo
620 rebels and their families leaving today from Oaddamiyah toward #Idlib while others are expected to leave #Aleppo tomorrow #Syria +
Aleppo residents say there have been no airstrikes since dawn on Tuesday http://cnn.it/2etipSQ
Russia to regard Belgian strikes in Aleppo as support for Nusra if no criticism follows http://tass.com/politics/907287
#Aleppo : the rebels regained full control on 1070 Apartments project (about 1/4 was controlled by loyalists)
#Breaking STARTS NOW: #Yemen ceasefire (3 days) begins as #UN & intl powers seek to end 18 month Saudi led war.
#saudi energy minister says today "gentle action of opec, a freeze or small decline" in output enough to stabilise market #OOTT #OM2016
Dash for yield continues.....
LAUNCH: SAUDI ARABIA $6.5B 30YR AT T+210 LAUNCH: SAUDI ARABIA $5.5B 5YR AT T+135 AUNCH: SAUDI ARABIA $5.5B 10YR AT T+165: BBG
Yup , KSA seemed have lots of dust in the pockets of their robes , prior to the big bond sale today.
Saudi Arabia is repaying debts to contractors after long delays, sources say http://bloom.bg/2e1JXz8
Saudi Arabia executes a prince who fatally shot someone, a rare death sentence for someone in the royal family
Oops: The IMF sees Saudi Arabia's break-even oil price falling less than expected. http://bloom.bg/2egqbAn