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The Libyan government reached a deal Sunday to reopen two rebel controlled oil ports after eight months of blockades.

The Zueitina and Hariga ports accounting for an estimated 200,000 bpd of crude exports.

“The ports Zueitina and Hariga will be handed over to the state with the signature of this agreement. The protesters are banned from returning or obstructing work at the ports,” Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said.

Full terms of the deal are not known.

Libya currently produces around 150,000 bpd, down from 1.4 million bpd the country was producing in the summer 2013. .

The rebels still control two larger ports that will not be released as part of Sunday’s agreement.

Libya’s justice minister said two other occupied ports, Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, would be reopened after two to four weeks of further negotiations with the federalist rebels.