TRIPOLI, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Libya's armed forces, led by major general Khalifa Haftar, on Tuesday took over most of the oil ports in eastern Libya, according to a spokesman.
"The armed forces have taken over the oil ports and now are perusing the terrorist groups towards Ahrawa," army spokesman Ahamd Al-Mismari posted on his facebook page on Tuesday.
Haftar has earlier launched an offensive against the group called "Benghazi Defense Brigades" that launched an attack earlier in March on the two major oil ports, Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, which were controlled by the armed forces of Haftar.
The two oil terminals have a combined production capacity of nearly 600 thousand barrels per day.
Haftar's forces took control of the oil terminals in September 2016 after defeating the militias that were controlling them.