On Monday most of Libya's leading ministries, institutions and state bodies were reported to have been taken over by armed militias representing a coalition of groups.
The takeover of Tripoli follows the mass resignation of country's interim government to pave way for the elected parliament, which has relocated to another city in Libya's east. Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni, who had submitted his resignation only days ago, was tasked again on Monday to put together a cabinet.
The latest developments, and the establishment of two rival centers of government , have raised concerns about who was running the central bank.
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The bank warned about the possible consequences of "continued pressure". International actors, it said, would be justified to freeze its assets abroad.
It would not be the first time Libya's foreign holdings had been seized. After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the OPEC member's sovereign assets were frozen -- in some cases for years -- and a complicated legal process ensued with individual countries to release them. According to Reuters, the latest June data showed Libya held around $109 billion in foreign cash reserves and equity stakes abroad.
The central bank's statement went on to compare its role to the Lebanese monetary authority, which represented a "red line to all fighting parties for many years" throughout the country's civil war.
Despite the turmoil, Libya's oil production has risen to 700,000 barrels per day, the highest level since June 2013, according to the state-run National Oil Corp (NOC)
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