Middle East

Bitter fighting forces Es Sider’s closure

Cairo: Libya’s eastern oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider have become the focal point in a bitter fight between rebels and the recognised government with Reuters reporting a number of air strikes by government forces near the two ports yesterday in a bid to stop an advance from a rival force.

The oil ports Ras Lanuf and Es Sider account for more than 300,000 barrels a day of exports.
Rebel forces have got very close to the oil terminals over the weekend. The latest reports from Al Jazeera show Ras Lanuf continues to work, but operations at Es Sider have been suspended today.  [14/12/14]

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