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Gunmen storm Libya’s oil corporation

Gunmen storm Libya’s oil corporation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smoke rises from the headquarters of Libyan state oil firm National Oil Corporation Security forces and armed men are reported to have clashed at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation in Libya’s capital, Tripoli.An armed group is said to have stormed the building, and several blasts and gunfire could…


Smoke rises form the headquarters of Libyan state oil firm National Oil Corporation (NOC) on 10 September 2018Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Smoke rises from the headquarters of Libyan state oil firm National Oil Corporation

Security forces and armed men are reported to have clashed at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation in Libya’s capital, Tripoli.

An armed group is said to have stormed the building, and several blasts and gunfire could be heard, witnesses say.

Last week, the UN announced a truce between warring militias had been agreed in the capital.

A UN-backed government is nominally in power in Tripoli.

However, militias occupy much of the rest of the country.

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