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Libyan Rebel Leader Calls US Navy "Pirates" After Tanker Seized

The US naval forces seized the tanker full of oil after it had sailed from this rebel held port in the east of Libya. Ibrahim Jathran and his followers are seeking greater autonomy in the eastern area and have blocked several ports. This tanker was his latest attempt to export oil independently of Tripoli. Jathran described the U.S. navy operation as "piracy".

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