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Libyan navy fired on tanker coming from rebel port, ship damaged

Source: Reuters - Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:57 GMT
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TRIPOLI, March 11 (Reuters) - Libya's navy opened fire on Tuesday on a tanker after it had loaded oil at a rebel-held port in the east of the country, damaging the vessel, a Libyan military spokesman said.

Italian vessels were helping the navy secure the tanker which had sailed further east after leaving the Es Sider port, Walid al-Tarhouni, spokesman for Libya's oil protection force, told al-Nabaa television.

He said the ship had initially escaped in bad weather. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by David Evans)

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