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Haftar’s Forces Attacked By Armed Group in Oil Crescent Region

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Wednesday, the town of Ben Jawad, located near Libya’s major oil ports, was taken over by armed groups. Soldiers loyal to Libya’s eastern parliament and General Khalifa Haftar fought back with airstrikes, according to officials. Ben Jawad is about 30 kilometres west of Es …

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Sarraj Willing To Meet With Haftar for the Sake of Libya’s Unity

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) said he was open to holding a meeting with Khalifa Haftar, despite the rogue general’s recent ambush on the oil ports. Haftar’s takeover of the oil ports is the latest power struggle between his militia …

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Haftar Outraged by Kobler’s “Meddling” in Libyan Politics

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) General Khalifa Haftar is reportedly furious at Martin Kobler, the UN envoy to Libya, for “meddling” in Libyan politics. The accusation came out in an interview that was released on Monday by Al-Ahram, an Egyptian state newspaper. Haftar said that “Kobler is meddling in very …

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PFG Attempt to Take Back Sidra and Ras Lanuf Oil Ports

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Clashes between rival militias broke out over the weekend over the control of Libya’s main crude oil ports, causing an oil shipment to be delayed, said a Libyan official. Libya’s fragile state has left it exposed to a constant stream of unexpected attacks, jeopardizing whatever …

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Western Powers Call on Haftar to Withdraw from Oil Facilities

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) The US and five European countries are calling on General Khalifa Haftar to withdraw his forces from the oil terminals he seized earlier this week, according to a statement released by the six governments late Monday. The UN-backed Libyan unity Government (GNA) has called on …

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Haftar Takes Over Major Oil Ports in Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Rogue militias loyal to General Khalifa Haftar took over oil terminals in Libya’s oil crescent region. The oil terminals were seized by Haftar’s men over the weekend, putting the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in grave danger of losing control over the country. This …

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