Warlord Haftar’s warplane bombs oil facility and tannery in Tajoura, east Tripoli

Warlord Haftar’s warplane bombs oil facility and tannery in Tajoura, east Tripoli

June 19, 2019 - 08:54
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A warehouse owned by subsidiary Mellitah Oil & Gas Company in Tajoura suburb of Tripoli was destroyed in an airstrike on Tuesday, causing significant material losses, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirms.

The airstrike ignited a fire that destroyed valuable equipment and materials in addition to the warehouse itself. It is the fourth attack on NOC facilities since the beginning of the assault on Tripoli.

Three oil workers were wounded in the airstrike.

 Mellitah Oil & Gas is a joint venture between the NOC and Italy’s ENI.

“This is another tragic loss caused by this unnecessary conflict,” said NOC chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, adding: “NOC infrastructure is being destroyed before our eyes.”

The airstrike, which was conducted by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s air force, has also destroyed a nearby a tannery for a local citizen.