NOC calls for immediate demilitarization of oil facilities

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NOC calls for immediate demilitarization of oil facilities

September 05, 2020 - 12:54
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) denounced on Friday, what it described "the irresponsible and dangerous" military activities going on in the port of Ras Lanuf, calling for immediate and unconditional demilitarization of all oil facilities.

In a statement on Facebook, the NOC said that gunmen affiliated with the Petroleum Facilities Guard, including foreign mercenaries, intimidated the crew of a vessel scheduled to enter the commercial section of Ras Lanuf port on Friday morning, to load scrap.

The armed group fired live rounds and RPG shells in an area where dangerous and highly flammable materials are being stored, according to the NOC.