Libya’s eastern Es Sider oil export port, the country’s biggest, has been shut due to fighting nearby between forces representing the country’s competing governments, an oil official said on Sunday.

Air strikes on Saturday by forces loyal to Libya’s recognized government hit targets near the port, aiming to stop an advance by troops of the rival administration in Tripoli seeking to take control of oil facilities in the country’s east.

Clashes were continuing near Es Sider, Tripoli-based al-Nabaa television station said on Sunday, adding that a force allied to the government in the capital was at the gates of the terminal. […]