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NOC welcomes release of Oil Workers’ Union Chief

By John Lee. The chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, today expressed his relief regarding the release of Saad Dinar, NOC employee and head of the Libyan Oil Workers’ Union, by his abductors. Engineer Sanalla thanked all of those who supported NOC’s campaign to secure Saad’s release. “NOC is relieved to see […]

NOC declares Force Majeure at Zawiya Oil Port

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at Zawiya port; commencing on Monday 16 July, 2018. This is a result of reduced production at Sharara following the recent attack and kidnap of four Akakus company employees (two were subsequently released). NOC has shut down and evacuated stations 186, 115B […]

Mayor of Misrata Kidnapped and Killed

By John Lee. Unidentified gunmen have reportedly kidnapped and killed the mayor of Misrata late on Sunday. According to BBC News, Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street not long after returning from an official visit to Turkey. Ghassan Salame, special representative to Libya’s UN mission (UNSMIL), said he felt “deep grief“. (Sources: BBC […]

Militia holds Libyan Airlines chief Hostage

The chairman of Libyan Airlines, Fathi Al-Shatti, was reportedly seized by armed men nearly three weeks ago and is allegedly being held without charge at a base of the Rada Deterence Force, a local militia which controls the Mitiga Airport. African Aerospace quotes sources at Mitiga Airport as saying that Al-Shatti was kidnapped after he […]

Two Italians and Canadian freed in Libya

By John Lee. Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in southern Libya in September have been released. Technicians Bruno Cacace and Danilo Calonego, and Canadian national Frank Poccia, were freed Friday and flown to Italy over the weekend. They had been abducted on the road linking Tahala and Ghat, while working for the Italian […]

3 Foreign Workers Kidnapped in Ghat

By John Lee. Two Italians and a Canadian are reported to have been kidnapped in southwestern Libya on Monday. The men, who were abducted on the road linking Tahala and Ghat, were working for the Italian construction company CON.I.COS (Contratti lnternazionali Costruzioni S.p.A). The company is currently working on a project to re-pave Ghat Airport […]

UN Welcomes Release of Humanitarian Workers

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Ali Al-Za’tari, welcomes the release of two Libyan humanitarian workers affiliated with aid agencies and expresses gratitude to all those who assisted in securing their freedom after five months in captivity. Mohamed al-Monsef Ali al-Sha’lali and Walid Ramadan Salhub were delivering humanitarian assistance to areas in southwestern Libya […]

Amnesty International: End Rampant Abductions

Rampant abductions by armed groups have become a part of daily life in Libya, said Amnesty International as it launched a campaign digest, ‘Vanished off the face of the earth’: Abducted civilians in Libya, calling for an end to an epidemic of kidnapping blighting the country. More than 600 people have gone missing between February […]