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Tango0116 Mar 2017 4:05 p.m. PST

…Ras Lanuf

"The worst fighting of Libya's three-year civil war has erupted, with battles raging for control of Tripoli and key oil ports, raising the temperature on US claims of increasing Russian influence in the country.

In eastern Libya, the army of the national parliament, led by strongman Khalifa Haftar, has recaptured two oil ports, Sidra and Ras Lanuf, from Islamist militias that seized them this month.

Meanwhile Tripoli is shuddering under three days of violence between rival militias battling with tanks and artillery. The fighting has intensified a diplomatic spat between Moscow and Washington over claims by unnamed US and Egyptian officials that Russia has deployed special forces and drones to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya…"
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