Political analyst Ethan Chorin, CEO of Perim Associates think-tank said that ISIS have not yet pushed to control the oil fields of Libya but rather seek to disrupt the oil production.
“ISIL (ISIS) right now wants to mainly disrupt oil activity not to necessarily take it over. They’re attacking pipelines and set on fire storage facilities,” Chorin told Radio Sputnik.
“The objective of ISIL in Libya is quite the same situation as in Syria where one could actually market oil,” Chorin explained.
A Pengatgon report claims there are over 6,000 ISIS fighters in Libya which would suggest they are not strong enough yet to push for the control of the oil producing regions of the country.