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Monday, 06 March 2017 - 7:12
Rival east Libya factions battle for crucial oil ports
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Reports state that rival armed factions are fighting for control over crucial oil terminals in the east of Libya.

Libya’s spokesman said that the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar, who have controlled the "oil crescent" since September, lost ground.

It was said that they had carried out air strikes against a faction known as the Benghazi Defence Brigade, after it launched an attack on Friday.

Four oil terminals in the area provide much of Libya's export income.

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