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South Sudan rebels launch major attack on key oil town Malakal: Witnesses

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:28

"The fighting is very heavy. There is fighting on the outskirts of the town. It`s a very big, coordinated attack," an independent source said.

South Sudan retakes oil town from rebels

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 06:19

South Sudanese troops retook the capital of an oil-producing state from rebels loyal to the country`s former vice president, a military spokesman said.

‘South Sudan to pull out troops from oil town’

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 18:45

South Sudan will withdraw its troops from the disputed oil town its forces took over last week, the president announced Friday.

Sudan bombs disputed oil town: South Sudan

Last Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 16:04

South Sudanese troops wrested control of the disputed Heglig oilfield from Sudan on Tuesday.

South Sudan troops move into disputed oil town

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 00:13

Troops from South Sudan moved into an oil-rich border town claimed by Sudan.

Libya rebels claim victory in Brega oil town

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 00:17

The rebel fighters have encircled Brega, an oil export terminal with a refinery and chemical plant.

Ten Libya rebels killed in push for oil town

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 18:53

A Libyan medical official says 10 rebel fighters seeking to oust ruler Muammar Gaddafi have been killed in an attack on a strategic eastern oil town.

Libyan rebels retake much of key oil town

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 00:35

Libyan rebels took back much of a strategic oil town Brega.

Militia fighters attack south Sudan oil town: Army

Last Updated: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 14:25

Militia fighters attacked Malakal, causing an unknown number of casualties.