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Forces Loyal to Libyan Commander Haftar Capture Two Oil Ports

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Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan military commander captured two key oil ports from rival fighters, deepening turmoil in the North African nation’s oil industry.

Khalifa Haftar’s fighters in his eastern-based Libyan National Army have taken the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals, spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Masmari said by phone. “This operation that was launched today aims to fully control the road between Es Sider to Qanfuda in Benghazi, which was occupied by militias to steal the nation’s wealth,” al-Masmari said.