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On 3 March, the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB), a largely Islamist militia opposed to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, gained control of the Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals and held them until they were driven out again by Haftar’s Libyan National Army on 14 March. Haftar first took over the facilities in September after driving out the militia commanded by Ibrahim Al-Jathran, who had blockaded them for the previous two years.