Posts Tagged ‘Toureg’

  • Toureg defection in Libya could accelerate Gaddafi regime fall
    RFI France reports that Otman Ben Assi, exiled Libyan in support of Free Libya, claims a defection of Touregs could lead to the fall of Gaddafi. He also speaks of the importance of the city of Sabha.  Listen to his comments (in French) in short interview with Christine Muratet RFI: http://rfi.my/i0Wh06 Touregs are a traditional nomadic tribe that wandered the...
    by at March 21st, 2011 at 02:03 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
  • Abdul Fattah Younis resigns from Gaddafi regime
    Here are a few excerpts from Abdul Fattah Younis, reported to be Gaddafi‘s #2 man, Army General and Minister of the Interior. He has resigned his post and seems to have survived an assassination attempt by Gaddafi’s men. He referred to the February 17 Revolution and asked the police and military to join. “Gaddafi’s men came to shoot me but the bullets...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 02:02 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
  • Libyan tribes, mercenaries and the military
    According the my twitter source @SultanAlQassemi, the International Institute for Strategic Studies puts the Libyan military at 76,000 men. There is an auxiliary People’s Militia of 40,000 reservists. It’s unclear if the 76,000 includes the reservists. There are also personal battalions. Gaddafi’s son’s battalion is especially known for brutality....
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 02:02 pm