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Cargo Planes "may be Shot Down"

Cargo planes operating in Libya could be shot down without warning, according to a report from The Loadstar. Major-General Abdussalam Jadallah Al-Obeidi, chief of staff for the Islamist-leaning Libya Dawn, told Libyan news agency LANA that unauthorised aircraft suspected of carrying weapons “from Egypt and neighbouring countries” to government forces fighting in the country’s Western […]

Rival Govt Captures Sharara Field

Reuters reports that the Islamist group Operation Dawn has taken control of Libya's largest oilfield, El Sharara, which is operated by Spanish oil major Repsol. The Tripoli-based rival administration has also appointed its own oil minister. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said El Sharara would reopen by Wednesday. In another sign of shifting power, Sudanese […]