East-based Libyan National Army (LNA) opposed to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) headquartered in Tripoli, has confirmed its full control of the Sharara oilfield, thecountry’s largest. Spokesman of the LNA Monday on Twitter said the Sharara oilfield in the southern Libyan desert, which produces a third of Libya’s 1 million barrel per day, is now under the control of the army, led by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar. “Peacefully with no resistance, LNA has full control over Sharara oilfield with all its facilities,” the spokesman said. The LNA fighters in pictures posted by the army were jubilating in front of one of the oilfield signposts, Reuters reports. Production at the Sharara oilfield is on hold.
Source: The North Africa Journal February 12, 2019 14:37 UTC