Libya's oil company empties storage tanks in Ras Lanuf after Islamic State attacks

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  • Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016

Fire rises from an oil tank in the port of Es Sider, in Ras Lanuf, Libya, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Corporation has emptied oil storage tanks at the Ras Lanuf terminal as a precaution after Islamic State militants attacked the country's two biggest oil ports last week, an official from the company said on Monday.

Islamic State attacked the major Libyan oil terminals of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, which lie between the town of Sirte, which is controlled by Islamic State, and the eastern city of Benghazi.

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