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BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said on Thursday they had retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, hours after clashes resumed south of Ras Lanuf during a counter-attack by rival factions.
BENGHAZI, Libya A Libyan coastguard commander sanctioned by the United Nations for alleged human trafficking and migrant smuggling said he hits migrants but does so for their own safety to prevent them from capsizing.
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BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) called on Saturday for the "unconditional and immediate" withdrawal of militia loyal to Ibrahim Jathran from Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals, warning of further damage to key infrastructure.
BENGHAZI, Libya/LONDON The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday after armed brigades opposed to the powerful eastern commander Khalifa Haftar stormed them, causing a production loss of 240,000 barrels per day (bpd).
DERNA, Libya On the front lines of their campaign to take the coastal city of Derna, forces under Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar say they face just a few dozen "remnant" fighters who have deployed snipers and planted explosives to stave off inevitable defeat.
GENEVA/BENGHAZI, Libya Fighting in the Libyan city of Derna has escalated to unprecedented levels, with air raids and shelling of residential areas as well as heavy ground clashes, the United Nations humanitarian office said on Thursday.
BENGHAZI, Libya At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night, a hospital medic said. | Video
BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Wednesday there had been a "minor distribution delay" from Raguba field but production was unaffected despite threats from protesters, who also targeted a second field.
BENGHAZI, Libya A group of unemployed Libyan youths will shut down oilfields in Marada town in the east unless demands for better state services are met, the group said on Sunday.