East Libyan forces advance to retake oil ports

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www.reuters.com—BENGHAZI, Libya/VIENNA (Reuters) - 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.

East Libyan general hands back control of oil ports. Khalifa Haftar ends row that shut down oil industry, ceding ports to national corporation The east Libyan strongman Gen Khalifa Haftar has handed back control of the oil ports under his authority to the country’s national oil corporation (NOC) – ending a three-week dispute that had effectively closed down the country’s oil industry and threatened to strangle efforts at political reconciliation across Libya. The four ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Zueitina and Hariga were all handed back to NOC...