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LNA hands Feel oilfield to Petroleum Facilities Guards

The Libyan National Army (LNA) handed over el-Feel oilfield to the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) on Wednesday after having secured it on 21 February.

Meanwhile, LNA spokesperson Ahmed al-Mismari announced Wednesday that the military operation, which was launched in the southern region on 14 January, is still ongoing and the army will head to to the southern borders to secure them.

Also, Marzuq town, one of the latest southern places that witnessed a LNA intervention, is yet to be swept to ensure the elimination of armed groups, the spokesperson said.

In eastern Libya, he stressed that terrorist organizations in Derna ”have lost the battle” against the LNA.

Mismari added that all sites controlled by the army have been handed over to civilian bodies.

Until 2016, the PFG mostly referred to the forces in eastern Libya under the command of Ibrahim Jadran, a former revolutionary fighter.

In 2013, Jadran’s PFG took control of the main oil export terminals in eastern Libya and later attempted to sell oil, which led to squandering much of Libya’s revenues.

After the LNA expelled Jadran from oil ports, many of the PFG personnel in eastern Libya defected to the LNA, but a small number have remained loyal to Jadran.

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