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Libya: Islamic State Attacks Oil Port

1 MIN READOct 2, 2015 | 12:53 GMT

Islamic State militants attacked the forces guarding Es Sider port, one of Libya's main oil ports, Al Arabiya reported Oct. 2. The Islamist group has recently gained ground in Libya, where the fight between two rival governments has created a power vacuum. The port was guarded by forces loyal to the internationally-recognized government. The terminal has been out of service since December because of the conflict. Libya's internationally recognized government in the eastern city of Tobruk is trying to rally support for its efforts to restore stability but is struggling because global attention is focused on other regional conflicts.

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