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US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

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U.S. Navy SEALs have seized a tanker that fled with a cargo of oil from a Libyan port, 17 March 2014.
U.S. Navy SEALs have seized a tanker that fled with a cargo of oil from a Libyan port, 17 March 2014. Reuters/US Navy

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea. No one was hurt in the operation, which came at the request of both Libya and Cyprus. The oil tanker is now expected to be taken to a government-controlled port in Libya. Anas El Gomati, a Libyan analyst of the Sadeq Institute, comments about the relations between Washington and Tripoli.

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