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Libya's National Oil Corporation voices concern over security vaccuum and lawlessness




Alwasat - Cairo Tue 21 May 2019, 08:45 PM
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Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Tuesday expressed concern about the lawlessness in the country as a result of armed conflict.

"National Oil Corporation (NOC) is increasingly concerned about the state of lawlessness in Libya stemming from the ongoing conflict, and its impact on oil sector operations," NOC said in a statement.

"Hostilities continue to hamper NOC operations and its ability to serve the Libyan people. Key infrastructure is being damaged and security eroded, allowing criminal elements to prosper," said NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla.

He added an immediate cease-fire is needed.

According to the World Health Organization, the fighting so far has killed 510 people and injured 2,467 others since early April due to clashes in and around the capital Tripoli

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