IS attacks NOC’s Tripoli HQ

Issue 376 - 14 Sep 2018 | 2 minute read

A violent attack on the National Oil Corporation (NOC) headquarters in Tripoli which left two employees dead and 25 seriously injured appears to have been an attempt to cause serious damage to Libya’s oil sector by incapacitating its senior management. The attack has been claimed by Islamic State (IS), which if confirmed would make it the first attack by the jihadist group on the sector since early 2016.
At least three attackers penetrated NOC’s main building in the centre of Tripoli at 9am on 10 September.

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