US Treasury Department sanctions former oil facilities guard commander Ibrahim Jadhran

Ibrahim Jodran (A screen grab from video statement he made following the attack)

The US Department of the Treasury has sanctioned the former leader of  Libyan Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), Ibrahim Jadhran (Jodran), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a post on its website on Wednesday.

“OFAC designated Ibrahim Jadhran… for being the leader of an entity that has, or whose members have, engaged in planning, directing, or committing attacks against any Libyan state facility or installation (including oil facilities), against any air, land, or seaport in Libya, or against any foreign mission in Libya,” the Treasury said.

“Jadhran was responsible for numerous deaths this year alone and has repeatedly attacked Libyan oil facilities, severely damaging the country’s economy.” It added.

The sanctions against Jadhran block any assets he may have in the United States and prohibit any US citizens from working with him.

In June, Jadhran’s forces attacked and took over two oil export terminals in the country’s oil crescent region, Ras Lanuf and Sidr.

The attack ended up costing the Libyan government more than $1.4 billion in lost revenue, the Treasury noted.

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