Haftar’s Forces Take Control Of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider Oil Ports In Libya

By Irina Slav
General Khalifa Haftar, chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), and his forces have taken control over two of the four export terminals in the Oil Crescent, according to a spokesperson for the LNA. His words were confirmed by a representative of the National Oil Corporation, speaking to Reuters.
The news comes after the LNA clashed with the Petroleum Facilities Guard over the export terminals, which handle Libya’s oil trade. The PFG, which is affiliated with the UN-backed government, is the former master of the terminals, which it used as a means of extortion. The LNA is loyal to the rival government, the House of Representatives, based in eastern Libya. The PFG denied the reports claiming victory for Haftar.
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Source: oilprice.com

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