Eastern Libyan forces said on Wednesday they had driven armed groups from Libya’s 70,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) El Feel Oil Field, where production was halted after a rival group took control of it. The National Oil Corporation said earlier on Wednesday that air strikes had halted production at El Feel as eastern-based forces retaliated after forces aligned to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli took control of the field. The Libyan National Army (LNA) drove out the rival group and was securing the field, its spokesman, Ahmed Mismari, said on his Facebook page. The fighting reignited a conflict for control of large oilfields in southwestern Libya between competing military alliances that are also battling on the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli. “There have been air strikes at the gates […]