Screen grab from amateur footage that appears to show an oil field on fire
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Rebels urge safeguard over Libya's oil fields

Officials in rebel-held eastern Libya have urged Nato to safeguard oil fields under rebel control.

The head of the rebel oil company, Wahid Bourgaighis, told the BBC it was in everyone's interest for Nato to keep a close watch over the facilities.

The warning comes as new amateur footage, posted on the internet, appears to show the aftermath of an attack on Mesla Oil Field in eastern Libya.

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 08 Apr 2011
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