East Libyan rebels to end oil port blockade within days

Published April 2nd, 2014 - 06:58 GMT

Reuters reported Tuesday that eastern rebels in Libya may end their blockade of the country's major oil exports within days. 

"The oil port issue will be solved within days. "We agreed on all issues with the government in Tripoli," said self-declared prime minister of the rebel group, Abb Rabbo Al Barassi. 

Al Barassi's group has been in control of three critical oil ports in the eastern part of the country since last year when the group overtook the ports from the government to push for more regional autonomy and greater distribution of oil revenues. 

A government delegation is scheduled to meet with the rebel leadership in eastern Libya's Ajdabiya within the next two days, according to Al Barassi. 


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