Forces loyal to the UN-recognized government have captured El-Feel oilfield in southwestern Libya, according to a military statement.

The statement by the military council of the southern city of Sabha said oil facilities guards took control of the field from forces of East Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar.

It, however, did not give any information about casualties.

El-Feel oilfield produces 70,000 barrels per day.

Meanwhile, Haftar’s forces raised the security alert in El-Sharara , Libya’s largest oilfield, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.

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