US, European allies call on Libya's armed factions to withdraw from oil facilities

The United States, France, Britain and Italy on Wednesday called on armed factions in Libya to cease fighting and withdraw immediately from oil installations at Es Sider and Ras Lanuf. Washington and its European allies said in a joint statement that Libya’s oil resources should remain under the control of the legitimate National Oil Corporation, Reuters reports. “We call for all armed actors to cease hostilities and withdraw immediately from oil installations without conditions before further damage occurs,” the statement said.