Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Battle For Libya's Oil Breaks-Out Again

Al Jazeera: Rival Libyan factions battle over eastern oil ports

Offensive launched by UN-backed Tripoli government against rival administration's fighters who seized ports last week.

Eastern Libyan forces said they reestablished control over two oil ports where an ousted faction launched a counter-attack on Sunday, briefly seizing one of the terminals.

The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) - an armed group led by Ibrahim Jathran and loyal to the Tripoli-based government - said it attacked two of the oil ports captured by forces of rival military leader Khalifa Haftar.

Last week, Haftar's forces seized the ports of Ras Lanuf, Al-Sidra, Zuwaytina, and Brega in the so-called "oil crescent" along the coast, which were then handed to the National Oil Corporation.

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More News On The Battle To Control Libya's Oil Ports

Libyan loyalist bid to retake oil ports fails -- AFP
Clashes at Libyan oil ports as counter-attack repelled: officials -- Reuters
Libya says attacks on 2 key oil terminals repelled -- AP
Fighting for Libya’s oil ports breaks out again -- The National
Fighting breaks out over Libyan oil ports -- DW
Fresh fighting erupts over control of Libya oil ports -- Africanews
Libya Clashes Halt First Oil Cargo From Ras Lanuf Since 2014 -- Bloomberg

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