Libya will bomb ships calling illegally

Cairo: The official spokesman for the Libyan Ministry of Defence, Abdul Razzaq al-Shahabi said that the ministry has issued orders to airforce, navy and Coast Guard forces to attack any vessel or oil tanker that enters the Libyan territorial waters without prior permission.

Shahabi stressed that the ministry had received information stating that an unidentified oil tanker attempted to enter Libyan waters, transporting oil illegally, without having contracted with the Ministry of Oil and Gas.

Tripoli first announced plans to bomb ships entering Libyan waters illegally in August.  [21/10/13]

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