Libyan forces loyal to eastern commander seize two key oil ports

Libyan forces loyal to eastern commander seize two key oil ports

Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Sunday seized at least two key oil ports from a rival force loyal to the U.N.-backed government, risking a new conflict over the OPEC nation’s resources. Ahmed al-Masmari, a spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), said LNA fighters seized control of Es Sider, Ras […]

Libyan forces claim port in IS group stronghold of Sirte

Libyan forces claim port in IS group stronghold of Sirte

Forces aligned with Libya’s unity government said on Friday they had taken control of the port of Sirte, making further gains in Islamic State’s North African stronghold. Brigades largely composed of fighters from Misrata advanced this week to the perimeter of Sirte’s city centre, after launching a counter attack against Islamic State last month and […]