Eastern Libyan forces release head of oil workers union


BENGHAZI (Reuters) – The head of Libya’s oil workers’ labor union, Saad Dinar, was released on Thursday after being held by eastern security authorities for almost a month near Benghazi, a relative said.

Earlier in the day, Dinar said on his Facebook page that he was let go after what he described as “routine interrogation.”

The Tripoli-based Libyan state oil firm NOC called a week ago for Dinar’s release.

Tripoli is controlled by the country’s internationally recognized government while Benghazi is held by the forces of commander Khalifa Haftar who launched an offensive last month to take the capital.

Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli, writing by Ahmed Elumami; Editing by James Dalgleish

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