Incident Summary:

11/20/2018: Assailants attacked sub-station B-6NC-186 of the Sharara Oil Field in Wadi Al Hayaa, Libya. There were no reported casualties; however, three vehicles and mobile phones were stolen in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Wadi Al Hayaa


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sharara Oil Field.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity National Oil Corporation (NOC)
Specific Description Sharara Oilfield Sub-Station
Nationality of Target Libya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"UPDATE 1-Gunmen hit Libyan el Sharara oilfield sub-station, output not affected- NOC," Reuters Africa, November 21, 2018.
"Unknown gunmen attack key oil field in southern Libya," Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2018.
"Hosted Product: Libya Press Review Security Arab Sources November 22, 2018," Libya Foreign and Domestic Affairs Digest, November 22, 2018.