A passenger walks at the security checkpoint at the Ras Jdir border, between Libya and Tunisia, 175 km west of Tripoli December 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Islamist militias launched an airstrike near key oil terminals in eastern Libya Tuesday, stepping up a battle for the government-held facilities, a security official said.It was the first time that Fajr Libya, a coalition of Islamist militias, carried out an air raid on the oil region of Al-Hilal, which is home to the Al-Sidra, Ras Lanuf and Brega terminals. Ali al-Hassi, security spokesman for the region, told AFP that a warplane fired missiles at a sector to the west of Al-Sidra, without causing casualties or damage. The air force sent reinforcements on Monday to defend the Al-Hilal facilities.
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