Rival factions battle across capital Tripoli, leaving 32 people dead and damaging six hospitals, as UN-backed Dbeibah government condemns "war crimes" by rival administration led by Fathi Bashagha.
The violence, which spread to several Tripoli district, follows months of rising tensions between two administrations vying for control of the North African country and its vast oil resources.
Libya’s National Oil Corporation said the company’s oil production has reached pre-force majeure level of 1.2 million barrels per day.
Fighting took place in the Ain Zara region between units of the Presidential Council’s security force and the Special Deterrence Force.
Oil production fell by 400,000 barrels of crude per day, down from one million bpd in March as oil fields were closed.
The US embassy says it is following developments "with deep concern" and stresses that the National Oil Corporation is vital to Libya's "stability and prosperity".
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