By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 28 July 2014:
Despite calls from the government for an end to rocket attacks around the Brega Oil . . .[restrict]and Gas Company’s depot on Tripoli’s Airport Road, a second fuel tank was hit by a missile this afternoon and set on fire.
The government has called for an urgent ceasefire in response but it appears that the attackers, an alliance of Misratans and local revolutionary forces, are not interested. There are even claims that they are intent on destroying the depot, which is under the control of Zintani forces. They set a first tank ablaze with a missile strike early this morning.
Smoke from the fire has blotted out the sunshine giving the capital what looks like a cloudy day.
No one was has been hurt in the second attack because fire crews had left the site, fearing the first tank would explode.
The government had already said that despite the arrival of ten further fire crews at the depot, the scale of the blaze was too big to handle. It is now warning of a potential “catastrophic humanitarian and environmental” disaster. [/restrict]