Updated: 03/11/2014 02:15 | By Agence France-Presse

Libya halts N.Korea flagged tanker: military source

Libyan authorities said Monday they had stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker as it tried to leave with an "illegal" shipment of crude oil from a rebel-held port.


Libya halts N.Korea flagged tanker: military source

A Libyan Navy ship in the port of Tripoli on January 8, 2014, after taking part in an operation to prevent two tankers docking in the activist-held eastern port of Al-Sidra

A military source told AFP on condition of anonymity that the navy intercepted the ship and would lead it "towards a port controlled by the state".

The country's highest political authority, the General National Congress, confirmed the news, according to Libyan broadcaster Al-Nabaa.

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