The Wall Street Journal: Libya’s planned export ramp-up hits a snag amid fighting at eastern ports

Fighting resumed over the weekend for control of Libya’s key Eastern crude-oil ports, Libyan officials said, delaying a shipment of petroleum and highlighting the fragile nature of the country’s planned ramp up of exports.

The Petroleum Facilities Guards, a militia that until this month had controlled Libya’s oil ports for years after the 2011 ouster and death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, briefly retook two oil ports, Sidra and Ras Lanuf, in the country’s central coast on Saturday night, militia members said.

The guards were forced out again on Sunday by the Libyan National Army, a militia that had pledged to reopen the ports for exports.

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