BENGHAZI, Libya Dec 7 Armed groups took control
on Wednesday of the Libyan town of Ben Jawad, close to some of
Libya's major eastern oil ports, security officials said.
Miftah Magariaf, head of the Petrol Facilities Guard in the
area, said "terrorist groups" had launched rocket attacks as
they advanced, but that eastern security forces were ready to
defend the oil ports.
Earlier, security officials said that eastern forces, who
seized the oil ports from a rival faction in September, carried
out an air strike against vehicles in the area.
(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Aidan Lewis;
Editing by Catherine Evans)