The eastern Libyan government based in Tobruk has accused Qatar of aiding the militant groups that tried to take over the country‚Äôs oil ports last month, Sputnik reports , citing Libyan media. The clashes between the Benghazi Defense Brigades, the Petroleum Facilities Guard and the Libyan National Army ended with victory for the LNA, which then proceeded to hand control of the ports to the eastern-based National Oil Corporation. This has effectively suspended oil shipments from the Oil Crescent and almost all production in the country, according to information from the western-based NOC, which is the entity recognized by the UN as the only one that can legally sell Libyan crude. Interestingly enough, the last time the LNA wrested control of the Oil Crescent from the Petroleum Facilities Guard, in 2016, it passed it on to the legal NOC. Afterwards, the two NOCs tried to work together for a […]