Rebels under Ibrahim Jathran guard the entrance of Es Sider port in Ras Lanuf March 11, 2014. REUTERS/ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI
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An armed faction entered a major Libyan oil terminal and an airport at the neighboring one Friday, after attacking forces that have controlled the terminals since September, officials and residents said.Since then the LNA's opponents have launched several unsuccessful attacks against the ports in Libya's eastern oil crescent.Port engineers and a Libyan oil source said the BDB entered Sidra port, and the BDB posted pictures of its fighters at an airport in neighboring Ras Lanouf.Sidra and Ras Lanouf are among four ports that the LNA took control of in September.Libya has recently been producing about 700,000 barrels per day of oil, more than double its output early last year but still far less than the 1.6 million bpd the OPEC member was pumping before the 2011 uprising.
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