Posts Tagged ‘Misurata’

  • Latest weapon against Misrata port is smart mine. Dropped from helicopter? No – from Grad missile
    Smart mine found in Misrata port  ~ photo by Ali Alramli Approximately 20+ explosive devises called smart mines were dropped  into Misrata harbor and around the port yesterday. Earlier reports claimed helicopters dropped the mines, but C.J. Chivers of the New York Times writes that they were delivered by a Chinese-made variant of a Grad rocket that opens in flight...
    by at May 6th, 2011 at 02:05 pm
  • Libyan Tribes – alphabetical list and by East West
    Tired of the maze of Libyan Tribes? Want a quick cheat sheet? Tribes are sorted by alphabetical order, without use of the “al” or “el” prefix. A second list is by region. Far from complete, the lists contains the major Libyan tribes out of about 140, many of them subsets of others.  Please note that spelling can vary with the transliteration...
    by at February 26th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Wading through maze of Libyan tribes
    It seems almost impossible to wade through the maze of tribes that exist in Libya.  It’s almost impossible to imagine a country could seriously be fragmented along so many fault lines. How important a role these tribes actually play is difficult to see at the moment. Gaddafi has held the country in his iron fist for 40+ years. Has that been necessary to make it...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 01:02 pm