Unity govt loses third oil port to ri­vals

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Libya’s UN-backed unity gov­ern­ment lost con­trol of a third oil port seized by ri­val forces, rais­ing fears of a ma­jor out­break of fresh vi­o­lence in the chaos-rid­den coun­try. The loss comes af­ter fight­ers back­ing a ri­val ad­min­is­tra­tion in east Libya seized two other ter­mi­nals from guards loyal to the Tripoli-based Gov­ern­ment of Na­tional Ac­cord (GNA) on Septem­ber 11. All three Mediter­ranean ports are in Libya’s “oil cres­cent”, an area seen as a vi­tal source of in­come for the GNA, which has strug­gled to as­sert its au­thor­ity across the coun­try.

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