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

In this Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 photo, Libyan soldiers aim their weapons during clashes with militants on the frontline in Al Ajaylat, 120 kilometers west of Tripoli. (AP)

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.
 

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