February 6, 2019 / 8:49 AM / 15 days ago

U.N.-backed government dispatches force to Libya's Sharara oil field, al Jazeera TV says

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows Libya's El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Petroleum Facilities Guard unit belonging to the Libyan government backed by the United Nations is heading to the El-Sharara oil field, Qatar-based al Jazeera TV reported in a tweet on Wednesday.

Sharara, Libya’s biggest oilfield, was shut by protesters in December.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli

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