Libya FM Calls Oil Region Clashes Serious Escalation

December 28, 2014 11:47 AM

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Libya's foreign minister in the internationally recognized government says extremist groups are escalating their attacks in his country, including a renewed push to control oil resources, calling for concerted international efforts to stem the flow of money and weapons to them.

Fighting has erupted around Libya's largest oil terminal, Sidra, which is currently under the control of anti-Islamist militiamen allied with the internationally recognized Tobruk-based government. It followed an announcement from the rival Tripoli-based government in mid-December to "liberate" Sidr...

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