The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has categorically denied a report published by an unnamed "media activist" regarding its support for one of the parties to the conflict in Sudan through Al-Sarir refinery. 

The NOC said that the news was untrue, stressing that Al-Sarir refinery has a limited refining capacity that does not exceed 10.000 barrels per day, which is not enough even for the neighboring towns, according to a statement on Monday. 

The NOC also said that it would file lawsuits locally and internationally against the publisher of the news to preserve the reputation of the NOC and the Libyan state, reaffirming its commitment to professional standards in the performance of its work, and saying that "its main focus is on stabilizing current production levels and implementing its ambitious plans to increase production."

The British newspaper, The Guardian, published a report saying that the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by Muhammad Hamdan Hemedti, had received shipments of weapons, ammunition and fuel coming from southern Libya with the orders of Khalifa Haftar, indicating that the war in Sudan between the army and the RSF was being fueled by forces from outside the borders of Sudan.

The newspaper said that trucks are "transporting fuel from a refinery near the Libyan town Al-Jawf, in addition to smaller shipments of ammunition, weapons, and medicine to the RSF, which are fighting the regular army units under the control of Sudan's de facto military ruler Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan".

On April 23, The Washington Post said in a report that Hemedti's forces had received at least 30 fuel tankers and a shipment of military supplies from one of Khalifa Haftar's sons. It indicated that it had obtained this information from Libyan officials and diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity.