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"Gaddafi attacks Libyan oil field"

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

07 Apr. 2011

Statement by NATO Joint Force Command Naples

The accusation by Colonel Gaddafi that NATO was responsible for fires in the Sarir Oil Fields is false and is a direct result of his attacks on his own people and infrastructure.

NATO has been monitoring this area since the beginning of the month. Attacks last week by pro Gaddafi forces have resulted a number of skirmishes with anti-Gaddafi forces and at least one fire at an oil facility in region of Sarir.

“We are aware that pro-Gaddafi forces have attacked this area in recent days, which resulted in at least one fire at an oil facility north of Sarir. To try and blame it on NATO shows how desperate this regime is,” said Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard Commander of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector. “We have never conducted strike operations in this area because his forces were not threatening civilian population centers from there. The only one responsible for this fire is the Gadhaffi regime and we know he wants to disrupt oil getting to Tobruk”.



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