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Libya Oil Company 'Cries For Help' as Daesh Attacks Its Second Oil Tank

Sputnik News

18:31 05.01.2016

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) in a statement on Tuesday called on "all faithful and honorable people" of Libya for help after Daesh militants reportedly attacked a second oil tank at its premises.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Daesh militants have intensified attacks on Libya's oil facilities over the past two days. On Monday, an oil tank in Ras Lanuf port was set on fire and on Tuesday, another tank was attacked and set ablaze in the Es Sidra terminal.

"National Oil Corporation urges all faithful and honorable people of this homeland to hurry to rescue what is left from the capabilities before it is too late. Your country is calling for you before what is left from your future and your children's future is destroyed," the statement said.

According to the NOC, military clashes that have been taking place in the Oil Crescent Area since early Monday led to the oil installations being exposed to destruction, and to a "strong possibility of consequent loss of lives and assets."

Libya has been in turmoil since early 2011, after Arab Spring protests led to the overthrow of the country's long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi. Currently there are two rival governments in Libya: the internationally-recognized Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress.

Daesh jihadist militant group, outlawed in many countries including Russia, also operates in the conflict-torn country.


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