Observers see that the military confrontations in the Oil Crescent Region and its consequences proved that the army affiliated to the House of Representatives (HoR) and led by General Khalifa Haftar started to lose supporters, either in the regions or across tribes.
Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) forces imposed their control over the region from Nofaliya, 127 km east of Sirte, to Bashir town, 90 west of Ajdabiya, BDB commander Brig. Mustafa Al-Shirksi declared on Monday.
The Joint Libya Revolutionaries Operations Chamber has announced that it will fight against anyone attempting to steal oil and other resources from the country, Moheet.com reported on Sunday.
The Libyan National Army is putting a brave face on its ouster by the Benghazi Defence Brigades from the oil export terminals at Sidra and Ras Lanuf. It is reported to be concentrating forces around Brega while it holds the frontline further west at Al-Uqaylah. In the course of the …
The Qatari Foreign Ministry denied the accusations of involvement in the inner conflicts among the Libyan factions, following accusations made by some members of the House of Representatives (HoR) to Qatar and Turkey of supporting forces that attacked the Oil Crescent Region.
The Chief of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) of the Presidential Council, Brigadier General Edriss Bukhamada, said their forces will take over control of the oil terminals and facilities in the coming two days.
Al-Ghasri says a force is in the making to protect oil crescent region, slams Haftar as Al-Qaeda affiliate
The spokesman of the Defense Ministry of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Al-Ghasri, urged for immediate ceasefire at the oil crescent region as it is the source of living for all Libyans, saying nobody can use weapons inside that area.
The commander of Benghazi Defense Brigades, Mustafa Al-Sharkasy, said, in a press release, that his forces are still controlling the area between Ben Jawad and Ras-Lanuf.
There have been reports of confusion and panic among LNA commanders when Benghazi Defence Brigades fighters attacked Sidra and Ras Lanuf on Friday. There is also likely to have been considerable anger among LNA top brass that an assault, so long anticipated, should have succeeded with such apparent ease.
An eastern Libyan group says it is carrying out air strikes against rival factions as part of its attempt to push them back from positions around the major oil terminals of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf.