Black smoke billows out of a storage oil tank in the port of Es Sider in Ras Lanuf
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Libya militia clashes leave at least 19 soldiers dead

An attack on a power plant in the Libyan city of Sirte has left at least 19 soldiers dead.

Libyan military sources said the Libya Dawn movement, based in western Libya, was responsible for the attack.

In a separate incident, an oil tank at Libya's largest oil export terminal in Sidra caught fire when it was struck by a rocket during fighting.

Libya has been plagued by instability and infighting since the toppling of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Nadine Dukeson reports.

  • 26 Dec 2014
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