NOC posts video of clashes within the vicinity of oil installations

July 20, 2020

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has posted a video clip on its Facebook page, which it said was filmed during the past 48 hours, showing clashes in the Brega region between armed groups called 'Al-Saiqa' and the 'Petroleum Facilities Guard' (PFG), all of whom belong to Khalifa Haftar.

It considered the incident to be a serious deterioration in the security situation in areas surrounding oil facilities in the Gulf of Sirte.

The clashes took place only hundreds of meters away from oil tanks, according to the NOC, explaining that the clashing parties have exchanged gunfire using medium-sized, 23mm-caliber firearms and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).

'This reflects the lack of responsibility and military discipline among these armed group,' NOC underscored.