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Violence Escalates As Libya Faces Oil Standoffi
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January 09, 2014 10:43 PM
A standoff between Libya’s central government and militias who control oil fields threatens to escalate into conflict, after the rebels said they would sell oil directly on the world market despite a government ban. Militias in the east and south are demanding autonomy, threatening to derail Libya’s path to stability following the overthrow of Muammar Gadhafi in 2011. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London, the lawlessness is feeding violence across the country.

Violence Escalates As Libya Faces Oil Standoff

Published January 09, 2014

A standoff between Libya’s central government and militias who control oil fields threatens to escalate into conflict, after the rebels said they would sell oil directly on the world market despite a government ban. Militias in the east and south are demanding autonomy, threatening to derail Libya’s path to stability following the overthrow of Muammar Gadhafi in 2011. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London, the lawlessness is feeding violence across the country.


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