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Second oil storage tank on fire in fighting at Libya's Ras Lanuf

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - An oil storage tank at the Ras Lanuf port in Libya was ablaze on Sunday amid fighting between rival factions for control of the terminals in Libya’s oil crescent, a firefighting official said.

REUTERS - 2018-06-17 17:27:01

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

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MYSANANTONIO - 2018-06-17 17:15:58

Salvini: This Is The First Time A Migrant Ship From Libya Was Turned Away From Italy

“The Aquarius arrives in Spain. For the first time, a ship from Libya destined for Italy docks in a different country: a sign that something is changing, we are no longer the doormats of Europe,” Salvini wrote.

THE DAILY CALLER - 2018-06-17 16:22:00

Haftar forces launch push against militias in Libya oil crescent - Breitbart

The Red Crescent in Ajdabiya, 150 kilometres east of Ras Lanuf, on Friday said it received 28 bodies, without specifying to which group they belonged.

BREITBART - 2018-06-17 11:37:57

Libya: Intervention by Invitation

Jeffrey StaceySecurity, Middle EastAnti-Gaddafi fighters fire a multiple rocket launcher near Sirte, one of Muammar Gaddafi's last remaining strongholds, September 24, 2011. Libyan provisional government forces backed by NATO warplanes swarmed into the city of Sirte on Saturday but weathered heavy s

YAHOO! - 2018-06-17 00:00:00

Italy to Turn Away New Migrant Ships From Libya

Italy won’t allow two ships allegedly carrying migrants and asylum seekers from Libya to reach its shores, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, in comments highlighting the risk for further spats between the populist government in Rome and itsEuropean Unionpeers.Spain, meanwhile, said that France

BLOOMBERG - 2018-06-16 10:07:00

Chilling “Before And After” Photos Of Libya Go Viral

In BriefThe Facts:A man takes pictures of Libya before and after post Hillary Clinton-NATO “liberation” of Libya. The reality is chilling.Reflect On:What was the real reason Gadaffi was removed from power? Why was Hillary Clinton so proud of killing this man only to leave the country in devastation?


Terrorist killed in second U.S. airstrike this year on al-Qaida in Libya, officials say

A U.S. Africa Command release noted thestrike, conducted on June 13, killed one terrorist, who had not been identified as of Friday afternoon EST. The strike did not kill any civilians and hit an estimated 50 miles south of Bani Walid, Libya.


Libya strongman's jets strike rivals targeting oil terminals

A spokesman for Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army, which controls most of the country's east, said its aircraft on Friday bombarded reinforcements headed to join the "terrorist groups".


UNHCR Flash Update Libya (8 - 15 June 2018)

Key Figures- 179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)- 372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - March 2018)- 52,739 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya- 15,316 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018- 603 monitoring visits to detention centres so far


The US IS Turning Up The Heat On Jihadists In Libya

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US: Airstrike in Libya Kills Member of Al-Qaida Affiliate

FILE - A girl walks past a wall with graffiti about the al-Qaida network in Kano, Nigeria, April 18, 2003. An airstrike this week by U.S. forces and the Libyan government targeted Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, southeast of Bani Walid, Libya.


Forces under Libya's Haftar say they're close to taking final eastern holdout

DERNA, Libya (Reuters) - On the front lines of their campaign to take the coastal city of Derna, forces under Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar say they face just a few dozen "remnant" fighters who have deployed snipers and planted explosives to stave off inevitable defeat. A view of destroyed buildi


Armed clashes costing Libya 240k barrels of oil per day

June 14 (UPI) --Libyan oil production is down by about a quarter million barrels per day because of clashes at two export terminals, the national oil company said Thursday."The National Oil Corp. has evacuated staff from both Sidra and Ras Lanuf terminals for their safety due to armed clashes in the


US air strike in Libya kills Qaeda operative: military - Breitbart

Washington (AFP) – The US military has conducted an air strike in Libya targeting an Al-Qaeda affiliate, killing one “terrorist,” the US military said Thursday.


Analysts Doubt Derna Capture Will End Extremism in E. Libya

Forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) are poised to capture the last remaining city outside of their control in eastern Libya, after weeks of heavy fighting, bombardment and airstrikes, and after years of siege.


Libya's NOC evacuates staff from major oil ports, output down...

TUNIS, June 14 (Reuters) - Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Thursday that clashes at the major oil terminals of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider had lowered production by about 240,000 barrels per day (bpd).


UPDATE 3-Clashes halt oil loadings at Libya's Es Sider, Ras Lanuf...

BENGHAZI/LONDON, Libya, June 14 (Reuters) - Libya’s Es Sider oil port shut on Thursday due to armed clashes in the area and at least one storage tank in the neighbouring Ras Lanuf terminal was set alight, an engineer told Reuters.


Libya Oil Exports Impaired as Some in OPEC Seek More Supply

Es Sider, Libya’s biggest oil port, and the terminal of Ras Lanuf halted loadings because workers were evacuated, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak to the media.


Fight against human trafficking in Libya: EU sanctions six human traffickers and smugglers in line with UN decision

On 14 June, the Council transposed into EU law sanctions adopted by the United Nations on 7 June, imposing atravel ban and an asset freeze on six human traffickers and smugglers operating in Libya, four of Libyan nationality and two of Eritrean nationality. The individuals targeted by the sanctions