25 January 2013

Libya Protects Oil Fields, Foreigners Exit

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An offshore oil rig.

Libya will strengthen security around its oil facilities on the borders with Tunisia, Algeria and Niger, LANA reported on Thursday (January 24th).

Aerial surveillance will accompany the measures on the ground, which follow the deadly terror attack on the In Amenas gas complex in neighbouring Algeria last week.

Meanwhile, several Western embassies warned foreign nationals to leave Benghazi, the New York Times reported.

According to the Libya Herald, the move is tied to threats to an unnamed Libyan oil field.

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