The ongoing fight for Libya’s strategic ‘oil crescent’

Libya’s warring camps remain locked in conflict over North African country’s oil-rich central region.

By Jihad Nasr


Forces loyal to Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament, led by military leader Khalifa Haftar, hope to capture a strategic airbase as a necessary step to retaking Libya’s coveted “oil crescent” region, according to sources close to the conflict.

Ali Said, an officer in the pro-Haftar camp, spoke to Anadolu Agency about Haftar’s ongoing campaign and recent military deployments to the strategic region.

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