Libya’s U.N backed unity government has condemned attacks on oil terminals as clashes resumed on Sunday between a new militia group and the eastern government.
The unity government cleared the air amid suspicion from the Eastern government that the former was backing the militia group known as Benghazi Defence forces.
— Libyan Gazette (@LibyanGazette) June 19, 2016
Fighting had started on Saturday in Libya’s coastal town of Ajdabiya between Libya’s eastern government and the Benghazi Defence Forces during which at least 3 people were killed and 10 others wounded, according to a military spokesman.
Libya’s unity government has been working towards replacing rival parliaments and governments by integrating divided armed groups and forces loyal to Commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of the eastern government, into a national security force.
The Benghazi Defence forces is made up of forces pushed back last year by brigades loyal to Commander Khalifa Haftar.
Libya’s armed groups have been fragmented since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011.
The situation has been further worsened by the presence of the Islamic State militants in several parts of the country since 2014.
The ISIS militants have been causing havoc between Benghazi and their stronghold Sirte about 380km to the West.