Members of the Libyan National Army are seen next to Sidra oil port in Ras Lanuf, Libya June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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Libya's U.N.-backed government warned Tuesday that any new attempt by a rival administration in the east to export oil independently will be stopped after the region's military strongman handed it control of key ports.The self-styled Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced Monday that all future revenues from the eastern oil ports it controls will be handed to the unrecognized administration in the east after it recaptured two of them in 10 days of deadly fighting with a rival militia.Haftar took the surprise decision to hand control of the eastern export terminals to the Benghazi-based NOC instead of the internationally recognized state oil firm after his forces suffered heavy losses fighting to recapture two of them.Before Jadhran's guards were first expelled by Haftar's forces in September 2016, they had blocked oil exports for two years due to a dispute with the NOC.
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