Emergency state in Al-Wahat over ISIS attacks on key oil fields

7

A security source in Al-Wahat district’s operations room confirmed that the state of emergency has been called in the city’s oil fields and strategic projects in both Al-Wahat and Al-Sareer districts.

The source added on Wednesday that ISIS militants, who attacked vital locations in Al-Sareer district, remain an eminent threat to the locations because they positioned themselves in the desert, which makes it difficult to see them.

“The state of emergency has been called for by the city’s operations room as a precaution for any possible attack ISIS would likely launch.” Added the source.

On Tuesday, an armed group, believed to be affiliated with ISIS, attacked the river location in Al-Sareer and Al-Shula districts killing four of the Oil Facilities Guard members.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to oped@libyanexpress.com. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
Azara Media Azara Media
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Emergency state in Al-Wahat over ISIS attacks on key oil fields

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.