Zintani armed group closes vital pipeline

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Zintani armed group closes vital pipeline

August 27, 2017 - 15:10
Written by: HousamNajjair

An armed group from Zintan, affiliated with the Petrol Facilities Guard in the western region, closed the El Feel, Hamada and Sharara valves on the oil transport lines to the north in protest against what they described as poor living, service and humanitarian conditions.

The group, led by Gurj tribe, confirmed that they also plan to shut down Wafa oil field if their demands are not met.

Oil sources have confirmed that the group had closed the valve in protest against the arrest of the brother of one of their group leaders in a criminal case by the Special Deterrent Force in Tripoli.