Hatem al-Oraibi, spokesman for the interim government, said Wednesday’s attack on the elephant field was primarily political, pointing out that what he called “leaders of the oil and financial gang”, Vice President of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Maiteq, and Chairman of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa sone’e allah they planned this attack.
Oraibi added, In remarks to the “Libyan satellite channel”, Followed by Og: “The attack came to put pressure on the Italian government through Eni to support the presidential council set up by the international community and its collapsed militias in Tripoli in their war against the armed forces.”
He continued: “The elephant field is the feeder of the Eni oil refinery, which arrives in Italy, and their attack was supported by foreign mercenaries from al-Qaeda, but there are international voices are now well aware and know the truth of the government of terrorist militias headed by Sarraj.”
He continued: “sone’e allah the head of the National Oil Corporation is a pirate of oil, has no legal status, and we warn all international parties not to deal with him in the long term.”
Oraibi continued: “The General Command of the Armed Forces and the Guard of Petroleum Facilities maintains all the oil sectors, and provides them with legal protection and does not interfere in the management of these facilities, despite the absence of any returns on the General Command of the Armed Forces of oil, nor any body belonging to the interim government despite Borrowing and lack of financial resources from oil. ”
And he said “The interim government has never considered such childish actions by the so-called Presidential Council and their affiliates, It sees this sensitive sector as the wealth of all Libyans and future generations. ”
He concluded: “The world made sure the fact that the government of the militias well, and the extent of tampering with the capabilities of the homeland and it is only a government in the mood of a mixture between the militia and a terrorist par excellence.”
Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for al-Karama forces, said that after an armed terrorist gang belonging to the militias of the Government of National Accord supported internationally, stormed the elephant oil field, the air force fighter jets went to the area and launched raids on the group, which he described as “rogue”.
Al-Mesmari added,, in a brief statement, on Wednesday, read by “og”, The fighter jets managed to destroy five armed vehicles and a car carrying ammunition and gathering sabotage terrorist elements, stressing that military reinforcements are still arriving in succession to expel the remaining terrorists from the field. As he put it.
He also announced the withdrawal of armed groups from the elephant oil field, towards the agricultural project of Cawah after receiving a strong air strike, as part of the military operations launched on 4 April last.
On April 4, Khalifa Hifter announced the launch of an operation to “liberate” the capital Tripoli from “militias and armed groups”, in conjunction with the announcement of the UN envoy in Libya, the holding of the National All-Inclusive Forum, from 14 to 16 April. The past in Ghadames.
The Secretary-General of the Arab League called on all Libyan parties to exercise restraint and reduce the state of escalation field resulting from the recent military moves in the western regions of the country, and to commit to the political path as the only way to end the crisis in Libya, and return to the dialogue aimed at reaching a national settlement exclusively to get the country out of the crisis that live it.
Libya has been in a political and military crisis since 2011, where two parties are currently fighting for power: the Government of National Accord the Internationally supported, led by Faiz al-Sarraj, and the second, the interim government of eastern Libya, supported by the House of Representatives in Tobruk.