Seizure of Libyan oil terminals prompts call for military action

Internationally backed government calls on forces to protect ports against ‘flagrant aggression’ by rival administration.

Forces opposed to the UN-backed Libyan government in Tripoli appear to be making a clean sweep through the country’s “oil crescent”, seizing control of oil terminal headquarters and gaining a stranglehold over the export of Libya’s economic lifeblood.

In response to the attacks on the oil installations, the UN-backed government called for the LNA to be defeated. However, there was no immediate sign that any forces, such as the Misrata Brigades, would respond.

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