IS to attack Libya oil crescent region, AFRICOM spokeswomansays

ISIS militants (Photo: Internet)

Islamic State (IS) in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s so-called Oil Crescent, where its export terminals and many fields are located, a senior official from the U.S. Africa Command told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.

The daily quoted AFRICOM spokeswoman Robyn Mack as saying, “At the moment, we believe that the organization (ISIS-Libya) is likely to give priority to the restructuring of security forces and infrastructure, and to launch strikes, which may include targets in the Libyan oil crescent.”

Likewise, the spokesman of the Libyan self-styled army in eastern region, Ahmed Al-Mismari, told Al-Sharq Al-Swasat on Tuesday that they have information that IS is preparing an attack on the oil crescent region.

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