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Libya rebels warn oil port bid will result in extreme anarchy

The rebel group that controls three of Libya’s biggest oil ports has rejected a pledge by Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to reopen the terminals on 15 December

They are warning that any attempt to reopen the terminals by force could lead to violent clashes that would further destabilise the country and dash hopes that Libya could rapidly increase in crude exports in the near future. Speaking from the rebel group’s headquarters in the eastern oil town of Ajdabiya, its spokesman, Osama Buera, said that the government had so far failed to comply with the group’s demands and accused officials of adding to instability by creating the impression that the ports would reopen. “There are conditions for the terminals to reopen and the conditions have not been met,” he said. “The government has ignored this during its press conferences and this will make th

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