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How Libyan Rebels Have Repelled Qaddafi in the Western Mountains
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2011

Posted on 05/14/2011 9:32:14 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

While much attention has been focused on rebel efforts in eastern Libya and in the city of Misurata, rebels have held control of most of the Nafusah Mountain region since the unrest began in February. The region has strategic importance because it provides access to supply routes in the south. An estimated 150,000 people live here, many from the Berber minority, which was neglected by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s Arab nationalist regime. The region’s geology and its proximity to Tunisia have helped the rebels resist here.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; libya; noflyzone; obamaswar

1 posted on 05/14/2011 9:32:18 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

What a crock, the rebels have not done crap, 6000 Shorties have pounded the hell out of daffy men.


2 posted on 05/15/2011 2:48:18 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks MinorityRepublican.
An estimated 150,000 people live here, many from the Berber minority, which was neglected by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi's Arab nationalist regime.
Y'know, details like that are important, because the takeover of Libya is being attempted by Islamicist versions of pan-Arabists.


3 posted on 05/16/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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