October 18, 2018

Militia Leader Destabilizing Libya’s Oil Sector

On September 12, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury sanctioned Ibrahim Jadhran as the leader of a Libyan militia “that has repeatedly attacked critical Libyan oil facilities, causing severe damage to Libya’s economy.”

According to the designation statement, “In June 2018, militia forces under Jadhran’s command attacked and seized control of two oil export terminals in the Libya’s vital ‘oil crescent’ region, which is the source of the majority of Libya’s oil exports.” “By the time the facilities were retaken days later, the economic and political crisis cost Libya more than $1.4 billion in lost revenue,” the US Treasury added. 

The UN also sanctioned Jadhran on September 11, 2018, pursuant to Security Council resolution 1970, noting that the militia leader “attempted to export oil illegally” and “is working against the stability of Libya.” 

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