Smoke and flame rise from an oil storage tank that was set on fire amid fighting between rival factions at Ras Lanuf terminal, Libya in this handout picture released on June 18, 2018. The National Oil Corporation/ Handout via Reuters
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Libyan forces carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east, a spokesman said as Libya's national oil firm warned Monday of further damage to oil infrastructure as well as environmental contamination in the north African country.A militia, led by Ibrahim Jadhran who opposes Libya's self-styled national army commanded by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, attacked the oil ports of Ras Lanouf and Es Sidra Thursday forcing the National Oil Corporation to suspend exports and evacuate its employees. The attack by Jadhran's militia caused "significant" damage to at least two storage tanks, the NOC said Monday in a statement. It warned of further damage to oil infrastructure as well as environmental contamination.
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