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Fighting stalls Libya oil operations

The head of Libya's national oil company has called for an end to the conflict over the country's biggest oil field.

Mustafa Sanalla said that normal operations at the Sharara oil field would not be restored until the safety of workers there could be assured.

The oil field in southern Libya has suspended operations since December after it was taken over by protesters and local tribesmen.

On Wednesday, the powerful leader in eastern Libya, Khalifa Hafta, said his forces, known as the Libyan National Army, had seized control of the oil field.

But the situation remains unclear, with clashes reported in which at least five people were killed.

Source: Voice of Nigeria