Libyan oil at heart of conflict with roots in country’s east

By Abigail Hauslohner, April 12, 2014

AJDABIYA, Libya — For nine months, a Libyan militia has occupied massive oil compounds in the desert and along the eastern Mediterranean coast, obstructing this nation’s lifeblood. Last week, after days of negotiations, the armed group struck a deal with the government in Tripoli to open one of the ports.

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