BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has begun the process of securing and protecting the Hilal oil region, where the military units will begin

Speaking to Sputnik Arabic, Ibrahim Al-Faidi, the official of the media office of the Libyan Oil Facilities Guard, said in a special statement  that “on the instructions of the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and in implementation of his orders, after an expanded meeting was held at the headquarters of the Guard of Petroleum Facilities in the city of Breqa on June 23, 2020, to discuss the plan to secure the oil fields and ports located in the Crescent Petroleum. Today, Thursday, the military units in mobile patrols from the Guard of Oil Facilities and the Special Forces moved towards the Crescent Petroleum Fields.”

According to the statement, “the ports are under the air cover of Libyan Air Force fighters.”

The media office official for the Guard of Oil Installations continued,“ Military patrols are now carrying out their mandated duties within the framework of establishing security in oil fields and installations to secure and protect them from any expected attacks by armed militias. ”

“These patrols will be for the insurance and external protection of the fields and do not interfere with the work of the companies located inside the ports and fields.”

The Libyan official pointed out that “the commander of the oil facilities guard and the commander of the special forces confirmed that the oil facilities are a red line that no one is allowed to harm.”

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