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Libya: Forces loyal to east Libyan commander seize key oil ports01:18

Libya: Forces loyal to east Libyan commander seize key oil ports

Libya, Zueitina
September 11, 2016 at 19:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Commander Khalifa Haftar captured at least two key oil ports in eastern Libya from forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), on Sunday, footage from Zueitina shows.

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed that Es Sider and Ras Lanuf were under the control of LNA forces, but that forces loyal to the GNA were still contesting Zueitina.

All the ports are located in Libya's so-called 'oil cresent' and are key locations for the extraction of oil. Since the fall of General Muammar Gaddafi, the oil crescent has been a much contested area in Libya, which is an OPEC member country. The capturing of the ports by the LNA is a blow to the GNA, who had hoped that the ports would provide vital revenue for the UN-backed government in Tripoli.

Libya: Forces loyal to east Libyan commander seize key oil ports01:18
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The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Commander Khalifa Haftar captured at least two key oil ports in eastern Libya from forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), on Sunday, footage from Zueitina shows.

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed that Es Sider and Ras Lanuf were under the control of LNA forces, but that forces loyal to the GNA were still contesting Zueitina.

All the ports are located in Libya's so-called 'oil cresent' and are key locations for the extraction of oil. Since the fall of General Muammar Gaddafi, the oil crescent has been a much contested area in Libya, which is an OPEC member country. The capturing of the ports by the LNA is a blow to the GNA, who had hoped that the ports would provide vital revenue for the UN-backed government in Tripoli.

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