This file photo taken on Jan. 8, 2016 shows smoke billowing from a petroleum storage tank after a fire was extinguished at Es-Sidra oil terminal, near Ras Lanouf, in the so-called "oil crescent" along Libya's northern coast. / AFP / STRINGER
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The militias, which oppose the Parliament, say they intend to take the eastern city of Benghazi and drive Gen. Khalifa Haftar from the area."The GNA unity government is not legitimate any more, as well as its presidential council and anything to do with this entity," Ablaihig said, urging the international community to lift an embargo on weapons sales to the Libyan army under Haftar.His forces have deployed more troops in preparation of a counterattack to drive out the militias, known as the Benghazi Defense Brigades, which are comprised of Islamist militants and former rebels recently defeated by Haftar's forces in Benghazi,.
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