East Libyan forces conduct air strikes, clash with rivals near oil ports – officials

East Libyan forces carried out air strikes and clashed with rival factions on Friday close to major oil terminals, eastern military officials said. The strikes were carried out south of the coastal town of Nawfiliya against the Benghazi Defense Brigades, according to spokesmen for the eastern air force and for the local Petroleum Facilities Guard. […]

Pipeline from two Libyan oil fields 'reopens' but output hampered

By Ahmed Elumami A group of oil guards in Libya said on Thursday they had reopened a long blockaded pipeline leading from the major oil fields of Sharara and El Feel, but an oil worker said a separate group had prevented a production restart at El Feel. The apparent agreement by a faction of the […]

Op-Ed: General Haftar extending military power in eastern Libya

Tobruk – General Khalifa Haftar and allied officials have carried out a series of actions in eastern Libya that have replaced civilian officials with army commanders. BY KEN HANLY The first move was made some time ago in which the mayor of Benghazi, the largest city in eastern Libya, was replaced by Colonel Ahmed Larabi […]