Tripoli, 2 February 2013:
Over 1,800 Libyan commandoes and marines have been seconded to the Oilfield Security Guard according to chief of . . .[restrict]its Central Region operations, Ibrahim Said Judran. Their numbers include trained frogmen.
The move follows the deadly attack on 16 January by militants on the oil facility at Im Amenas, just across the Libyan-Algerian border.
Speaking yesterday, according to the Guards’ Facebook page, Judran said that the men were being deployed at oil facilities in Brega, Ras Lanuf and Sidra. He added that specialist equipment and 4×4 vehicles had been supplied to them.
According to the oilfield guards’ head of transport, Fathi Al-Bahiji, the office has been given 390 4×4 vehicles as well as some 40 armored vehicles and ten ambulances. They had been deployed across the country, from Ajdabiya down to to the borders of Chad and Niger, he said. [/restrict]