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Libya declares oil crisis over


Libya's acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni announced Thursday that the government has reached a deal with a rebel leader controlling oil ports to hand over the last two terminals and end a blockade that crippled the OPEC nation's petroleum industry.

"We have successfully reached an agreement to solve the oil crisis. We have received today Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports thankfully without the use of force," Thinni said at Ras Lanuf terminal in eastern Libya. "I officially declare this is the end of the oil crisis."

Thinni said the ports had been reclaimed after an agreement with Ibrahim Jathran, whose fighters had seized the terminals almost a year ago to demand more regional autonomy.

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