Armed protesters refused to lift a months-long blockade of vital oil terminals in eastern Libya, despite a tribal pledge to do so.
Head of the security guards "Ibrahim Jodhrane" said "we state that we are not going to reopen the oil harbours . We will keep blockading the main terminals at Zueitina, Ras Lanouf and Al-Sedra" m stressing that initiatives aimed at resolving the crisis had failed.
On Tuesday, the head of the powerful Al-Magharba tribe which launched the blockade in July supporting its demands for regional autonomy had said it would be lifted on Sunday, expecting the export of crude from the oil terminals will resume from December 15 . But he laid down conditions, including a share of the oil revenues for the Cyrenaica region in the east that is seeking autonomy in a federated state .