Libya’s state oil firm deplores targeting oil clinic in Tripoli by random shelling

NOC said civilian targets constitute a war crime. [Photo: Internet]
The National Oil Corporation confirmed Sunday that the Tripoli Oil Clinic fire in Gharghour on Friday was caused by direct shelling of the facility.
 
“An internal Security Agency investigation and forensics report reviewed debris found in the destroyed warehouse and came to the conclusion that it was targeted intentionally.” National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement.
 
NOC added that the shelling of civilian targets is a war crime.
 
The NOC condemned in the strongest possible terms the targeting of civilian infrastructure and medical facilities, saying the incident did not result in casualties, yet the corporation is extremely concerned that hospital patients and staff were purposefully endangered.
 
“NOC calls for an international investigation and prosecutions following this breach of international humanitarian law.”
 
NOC’s Chairman, Mustafa Sanallah said the targeting of such a facility is a heinous act.
 
“Attacks on civilian infrastructure as well as the oil sector have unfortunately become an everyday occurrence. Only through God’s grace were patients and staff spared. A ceasefire must be called to put an end to this senseless violence.” Sanallah indicated. 
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