Gunmen Storm Central Libya Oilfield: Reuters

The al-Mabrook oilfield in central Libya was stormed by gunmen on Tuesday evening, according to a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC), Reuters reported. The seizure comes as armed factions allied to rival governments continue to fight for control of the country. It wasn't immediately clear with whom the gunmen were allied. Operations at the field, located south of Sirte, have been shut down and France's Total SA said it had already pulled staff from that site, Reuters reported. New clashes erupted Tuesday between rival factions who are fighting for control of the country's biggest oil ports -- Es Sider and Ras Lanuf.

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