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Libya’s Tripoli parliament says troops pull back from major oil ports

The move raised hopes of a reopening of the ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf

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A rival Libyan parliament based in the capital Tripoli has ordered the withdrawal of troops loyal to it from frontlines near Libya's biggest oil ports, a senior lawmaker said on Saturday.

The move raised hopes of a reopening of the ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, which closed in December when fighting broke out between forces loyal respectively to Libya’s competing governments and parliaments.