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Libya orders military force to 'liberate' rebel-held ports

The entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked is seen in Ras Lanuf March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

The entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked is seen in Ras Lanuf March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

The entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked is seen in Ras Lanuf March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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Staff at Libya's Waha Oil Company go on strike to protest against the sale of oil to a North Korean-flagged tanker at the Es Sider port, in Tripoli March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Staff at Libya's Waha Oil Company go on strike to protest against the sale of oil to a North Korean-flagged tanker at the Es Sider port, in Tripoli March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Staff at Libya's Waha Oil Company go on strike to protest against the sale of oil to a North Korean-flagged tanker at the Es Sider port, in Tripoli March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Rebels under Ibrahim Jathran, a former anti-Gaddafi rebel who seized the port and two others with thousands of his men in August, stand guard at the entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked in Ras Lanuf March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

Rebels under Ibrahim Jathran, a former anti-Gaddafi rebel who seized the port and two others with thousands of his men in August, stand guard at the entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked in Ras Lanuf...more

Rebels under Ibrahim Jathran, a former anti-Gaddafi rebel who seized the port and two others with thousands of his men in August, stand guard at the entrance of the Es Sider export terminal where a North Korean-flagged tanker has docked in Ras Lanuf March 8, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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Staff at Libya's Waha Oil Company go on strike in Tripoli to protest against the sale of oil at the Es Sider port, which had been seized by armed protesters, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Staff at Libya's Waha Oil Company go on strike in Tripoli to protest against the sale of oil at the Es Sider port, which had been seized by armed protesters, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Staff at Libya's Waha Oil Company go on strike in Tripoli to protest against the sale of oil at the Es Sider port, which had been seized by armed protesters, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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