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13 Dec 2018 | 08:52 AM UTC

Libya: Armed group seizes Sharara oilfield December 9

Libya News Alert

Armed group seizes Sharara oilfield, with National Oil Corporation (NOC) declaring force majeure at the site as of December 9; similar attacks targeting infrastructure possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Sharara oilfield

Event

An armed militia group composed of tribesmen, the so-called Fezzan Anger Movement, has reportedly seized control of the Sharara oilfield in Libya's southwest, with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) declaring force majeure at the site as of Sunday, December 9. Similar militia attacks targeting infrastructure are possible in Libya over the near term.

Context

The so-called Fezzan Anger Movement is calling for improved public services and development projects in southern Libya.

Advice

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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