In a recent news release, Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary General, said he is deeply concerned by recent incursions of the Islamic State into the Libyan oil crescent region and attacks on oil fields.
|Kobler said in his release:|
“The attacks of the so called Islamic States and its intention to control vital strategic areas are a serious threat to Libya’s oil installations. It constitutes a grave assault not only on the lifeline of Libya’s national economy, but on the very livelihoods of millions of ordinary Libyans, many of who are already enduring hardship as a consequence of the ongoing political and military conflict in Libya."Kobler noted the statement of the GNA's Presidency Council requesting the necessary measures to safeguard the oil fields and terminals.