Five Western countries including the United States, as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the sole legitimate authority for the country’s energy sector, a joint statement said on Sunday.
Libya’s state oil firm has restricted kerosene supplies to areas controlled by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar.
A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday.
At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Khalifa Haftarwere killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli, a military source said.
Libya’s UN-recognised government said Saturday it feared forces led by strongman Khalifa Haftar were prepping a new “military escalation” in their months-long push to take Tripoli.