This file photo taken on January 08, 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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Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced the recapture Tuesday of two key oil installations, as fighting raged in Tripoli where a rival government has struggled to assert its authority.Forces loyal to Haftar mounted a daylong assault by land, sea and air to retake the oil export terminals of Ras Lanuf and Es Sidra, after both sites were seized by a rival, Islamist-led force earlier this month.The head of the oil installation guards, Gen. Meftah al-Megaryef, also said that the two terminals had been recaptured.A Libya expert, in a briefing released last week, described the relationship between the GNA – and the Presidential Council that heads it – and the BDB that led the attack on the oil terminals as "complex and somewhat unclear".The GNA said last week that it had ordered oil installation guards who are loyal to it to secure the two terminals.
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