Members of the Libyan National Army near the Sidra oil port in Ras Lanouf after heavy fighting. REUTERS/Stringer
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The head of Libya's National Oil Corporation confirmed Friday that Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army had regained control of the key oil ports of Ras Lanouf and Sidra, and said he hoped operations would resume in the "next couple of days". NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla said Libya had been losing 450,000 barrels per day of production after clashes between the LNA and rival factions closed the two terminals.The LNA took the ports back on Thursday in heavy fighting, a week after an attack by anti-Haftar armed groups had forced them to withdraw.Armed groups led by militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran on June 14 attacked the two eastern oil ports.
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