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ISIS

Middle East

Israel claims ISIS funded by “Turkish money”

Israel’s defence minister has alleged ISIS (Islamic State) has been funded with “Turkish money”. Moshe Ya’alon made the claim as he said the Turkish government was not pulling its weight in the fight against the network.

Africa

IS targets Libyan oil terminal, promises more attacks

ISIS (Islamic State) has attacked installations close to Libya’s Ras Lanuf terminal as it threatened of more attacks in coming days. According to reports from the region, at least two storage tanks from the Harogue Oil Operations company were set on fire near to the country's leading oil terminal.

Middle East

Fight against IS is bleeding us dry, Iraqi Kurds warn

Iraqi Kurds, who field one of the most effective ground forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, are urgently asking America to help ease their budget crisis made worse by slumping oil prices and 1.8 million people who have fled fighting in Iraq and Syria. Representatives from the Kurds’ semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq said without help from the US or its allies the Kurds’ fighting force, known as the peshmerga, would be hampered in their fight against IS.

Oil & Gas

Libya’s NOC empties storage tanks after ISIS attacks

Libya’s National Oil Corporation has emptied storage tanks as a precaution after attacks by ISIS (Islamic State) on the country’s two biggest oil ports last week. An official from the company said the tanks in Ras Lanuf had been emptied and moved to a safer location.

Oil & Gas

ISIS resume attack on Libyan oil port

Islamic State (ISIS) have resumed an attack as they clash with guards in a bid to enter Libya’s oil port of Sidra. The fierce battles have reportedly left two members of the Petrol Facilities Guard militia dead.

Oil & Gas

ISIS in bid to take Libyan oil port

Islamic State (ISIS) militants have been battling to seize the largest oil depot in Libya, according to reports. The Telegraph said the terror group, which previously gained control of former leader Colonel Gaddafi’s home city of Sirte, has reportedly been involved in clashes with guards trying to protect Sidra oil port.

Other News

RAF hits Syrian oil field targets

British Tornado jets hit seven targets in eastern Syrian oil fields in a mission described as landing a “very real blow” by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

Other News

Security forces kill mastermind behind oil worker’s death

Security forces are reported to have killed an operative working for ISIS who masterminded the killing of an Apache worker in Egypt last year. According to media reports, Aly Ashraf Hassanein al Gharabi, had been responsible for running operations last year for an ISIS-linked militant group when William Henderson was killed.