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Islamist militants seize two oil fields in Libya

  • Two central Libyan oil fields have been seized by Islamist militants amid continuing unrest in the country, media reports said.

    Guards manning the al-Mabruk and al-Bahi sites were forced to retreat after they ran out of ammunition.

    The government based in Tobruk and recognized by the international community is fighting against its Tripoli-based rivals for control of the country. This instability has given an opportunity to Islamic militants to consolidate territory in Libya.

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