Islamic State (IS) contenders have conflicted with watchmen close to Libya’s Sidra oil port east of its Sirte fortification, Reuters news office is citing witnesses as saying.
There was no affirmation of how close the battling is to the port, yet IS says it now controls Bin Jawad, headed for Sidra from Sirte.
In December, France said IS was intending to control the nation’s oil wells.
IS neglected to take Sidra in an assault last October.
Libya has dropped into turmoil since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
In December, Libya’s adversary legislators marked an UN-facilitated arrangement to frame a solidarity government, yet that has not yet been executed.
IS has been working in the nation for around a year.