This file photo taken on Jan. 11, 2017 shows a general view of an oil refinery in Libya's northern town of Ras Lanouf. / AFP / Abdullah DOMA
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East Libyan forces carried out a fifth day of airstrikes on Tuesday against a rival faction that overran the major oil ports of Es Sidra and Ras Lanouf, officials and residents said.LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said the latest strikes had hit targets from the Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) at Ras Lanouf and at Nawfiliya, 75km (46 miles) to the west.The LNA ended long blockades at Zueitina, Ras Lanouf and Es Sidra when it took them over seven months ago, leading to a sharp boost to Libyan oil production.
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