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Libyan's parliament orders military operation against rebel ports

Published on Mar 10, 2014 9:14 PM
 
A North Korean-flagged tanker is docked at the Es Sider export terminal in Ras Lanuf on March 8, 2014. Libya's parliament has ordered the formation of a military force to end the occupation of oil ports by rebels, a spokesman said on Monday, after a North Korean-flagged tanker had loaded crude at one of the rebel-held ports. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

TRIPOLI (REUTERS) - Libya's parliament has ordered the formation of a military force to end the occupation of oil ports by rebels, a spokesman said on Monday, after a North Korean-flagged tanker had loaded crude at one of the rebel-held ports.

"The military operation to fulfil this task will start within one week," according to a decree by the president of the General National Assembly (GNC) parliament, which was confirmed to Reuters by GNC spokesman Omar Hmeidan.