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A Group Calling Itself East Libya’s New Government Seizes Lucrative Oil Fields

The self-declared leaders of East Libya’s newly formed government have announced their plans to sell crude oil. Mounting a clear challenge to prime minister Ali Zeidan, the group of militias, tribesmen and civil servants seized a number of key oil fields and ports.

Zeidan’s central government said the hostile take over has caused a 60 percent disruption to oil production, which is likely to impact Libya’s economy.

(Photo: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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