Libya says moves oil security force headquarters to east, meets rebel demand

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 02, 2014 2:12 PM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya will move the headquarters of a security force tasked with guarding oil facilities to the eastern town of Brega, home to a rebel force occupying oil ports, the government said on Wednesday.

The government did not explain the move in a regular cabinet statement but it meets a demand from port rebel leader Ibrahim Jathran. His main headquarters are in Brega near the Zueitina oil port.

Rebels and the government both have said they expect to agree on a deal to lift a blockage of major eastern oil ports.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by David Evans)