LONDON/CAIRO (Reuters) – Eastern-based Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oil-producing nation into a new bout of conflict. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the El Sharara oilfield, Libya December 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has faced fierce resistance from forces loyal to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, threatening fresh disruption to the OPEC state’s energy industry. The renewed risk to Libyan output has supported oil prices that are already trading close to six-month highs. As a major oil supplier to Europe and starting point for migrant flows to Italy, much is at stake if the country slips further into turmoil. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Libya began fracturing in 2011 when groups took up arms to topple leader Muammar Gaddafi during the Arab Spring uprisings, but […]