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East Libyan forces say they have full control of El Sharara oilfield

FILE PHOTO: Pipes are pictured at the El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces have full control of El Sharara oilfield, their spokesman said on Tuesday.

“Peacefully with no resistance LNA (Libyan National Army) has full control over Sharara oilfield with all its facilities,” he tweeted, adding that the facility was now being secured.

Reporting by Ulf Laessing, Ayman Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

via Reuters