General Haftar's forces seize Libya's four Oil Crescent Ports
The Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by General Khalifa Haftar, made a lightning strike on the oil ports of Es Sidra, Ras Lanuf, and Zuwetina in the oil crescent. He is reported to have captured Es Sidra, and Ras Lanuf so far.
|The ports have up until now been controlled by the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), headed by Ibrahim Jodhran an opponent of Haftar. Haftar does not support the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) while Jodhran does and has made a deal with the GNA to open the ports to export. The GNA will now have to negotiate with the rival House of Representatives (HoR) government of PM Al-Thinni which is supported, or maybe controlled, by Haftar.|