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Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals
Fighting in Libya curbs flow at major oil terminals

The flow of crude oil to and from Libya’s two biggest oil terminals slowed to a trickle Monday after fighting between militias intensified in the turbulent North African country’s energy-rich east. Even before the latest outbreak of strife, the Libyan state had teetered on the brink of collapse. Months of fighting between militias loyal to two competing governments – one in the capital, Tripoli, and one in the eastern city of Tobruk – has largely resulted in a standoff. The United Nations has been trying to broker an accord between the factions, and a second round of talks was to take place this week. But the fresh fighting was likely to cloud that effort. ...

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