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LNA strikes targets near el-Feel oil field

The Libyan National Army (LNA) warplanes have struck targets near the El-Feel oilfield, located near el-Sharara oil field in southwestern Libya, the al-Hadath TV station reported on Saturday.

No damage was reported at the oilfield, according to al-Hadath added.

This comes a few days after Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez al-Sarraj, called for ending the military operation carried out in the southern region as it “puts citizens’ life at risk.”

Meanwhile, Sarraj appointed on Thursday Lieutenant General Ali Kana as the new Commander of Sabha Military Region in the south, a move seen as an attempt to control the southern region and its oil fields, including Sharara.

The tension between Commander of the LNA Khalifa Haftar and Sarraj has escalated as both try to control Sharara. Oil is the main resource of the Libyan economy, hence it is at the centre of conflicts in Libya between power brokers and armed groups.

Haftar, whose forces are getting close to controlling the south, has pushed further into the region as part of a large scale operation, including his seizure over Sharara oilfield on Wednesday.

Trying to put an end to Haftar’s expansion, Sarraj sent a Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) unit that belongs to the GNA to Sharara, announced Osama al-Juwaili, head of the western military zone affiliated to the Presidency Council.

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