The Tripoli HQ of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) on 10 September came under sustained armed attack with two employees killed and 10 injured in an assault later claimed by Islamic State. NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla, who has not shied from criticism of corruption in other parts of Libya’s state bureaucracy (MEES, 24 August), escaped from the building unhurt. The attack came just days after a truce ended fighting in and around the capital which had closed the airport and...