France Warns of IS Grab for Oil Fields

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (pictured) has said that the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) was spreading from its stronghold on the Libyan coast to the interior of the country, with the aim of getting access to oil wells.

He told RTL radio on Monday:

"They are in Sirte, their territory extends 250 kilometres (155 miles) along the coast, but they are starting to penetrate the interior and to be tempted by access to oil wells and reserves."

(Source: France 24)

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply