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NOC Condemns Attack at Zellah

Monday, May 20, 2019

In Libya extremists stormed the main gate between Zellah city and a local oilfield operated by NOC unit Zueitina Oil Company (ZOC). According to reports on the state-run firm’s website, the attack resulted in three casualties.

NOC, in its statement condemned the attack. The incident caused no immediate impact on operations. ZOC management held an emergency meeting to review security protocols, requesting that the local Petroleum Facilities Guard take necessary precautions.

NOC chairman, Mustafa Sanalla denounced the attack and warned of the risk to the oil sector from current hostilities: “NOC strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack that could have easily endangered oil sector workers and infrastructure. The incident highlights the fragile security situation in our country and the need for an immediate ceasefire. Ongoing hostilities have created a security vacuum that extremists are now taking advantage of – potentially plunging Libya into even deeper chaos.”