Libyan Army’s spokesperson Col. Ahmad Al-Mesmari told a news conference that “Qatar has been supporting terrorist groups in Libya since 2014.” Col. Mesmari stated that the Qatari intervention in Libya is clear, pointing out that the gulf country was present with terrorists in 2014. Source Al Arabia
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Banning social media trolls from voting could help reduce the amount of abuse faced by politicians, the election watchdog has said. The Electoral Commission says legislation around elections should be reviewed and new offences could be introduced. Source The Guardian
The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) economic power, propelled by oil exports via Turkey, is potentially at risk if the autonomous administration in northern Iraq insists on independence considering Ankara’s objection to the referendum, an energy expert has said. Source Hurriyet Daily News
Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov has called on the US-led international coalition and the opposition supported by it not to hamper the actions of the Syrian government forces against terrorists. Source Tass