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LNA claims its retreat has stopped at Al-Uqaylah

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 …

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Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Presidential Council to take control of 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.

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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.

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LNA counter-attacks appear to fail while further retreats reported

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.

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