TUNIS, Sept 12 The United States and five
European powers called on Monday on forces loyal to eastern
Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to withdraw from several key oil
ports seized from a rival force over the weekend.
"We call for all military forces that have moved into the
oil crescent to withdraw immediately, without preconditions,"
said the statement from the United States, France, Germany,
Italy, Spain and Britain.
Forces loyal to Haftar took control of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider,
Zueitina and Brega ports, displacing a force that is allied to
the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli.
(Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Chris Reese)