By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 2 April 2016:
IS terrorists killed two guards in a hit and run oilfield attack, murdered two more . . .[restrict]prisoners in Sirte and reportedly lost several men in air strikes on two targets in the town.
According to the Petroleum Facilities Guard, two of their men died when an IS convoy of around ten trucks descended on the Beida oilfield. PFG spokesman Ali Al-Hassi told Reuters that two of their men were killed. The attack on the field, some 250 kilometres south of Ras Lanuf, was reportedly beaten off.
This is not the first assault on oil facilities that IS has mounted, In January a raid near Maradah saw the abduction of six workers and serious damage to one of the main oil pipelines.
Meanwhile yesterday in Sirte, IS reportedly executed two more prisoners after Friday prayers. Though details of the murders are sketchy, social media posts say the victims were two brothers, brothers Amhemad and Mohamed Lody Mochtar Amdani who had been held for three months. Unusually, IS have not put up any corroborative pictures of the murders.
Similar uncertainty surrounds two airstrikes that are said to have taken place in Sirte today. The warplanes which were unidentified supposedly hit targets at the port and an area to the east of the town. The news agency LANA said a resident had claimed that the raids had caused a “heavy loss of life” and that black palls of smoke hung over the targeted areas. [/restrict]