Posts Tagged ‘Warfalla’

  • 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
  • Maj Gen Suleiman Mahmoud Al-Obeidi officially defects
    The Commander of Army in Tobrouk in the far east of Libya, Maj. Gen Suleiman Mahmoud, has officially gone over to the rebellion. His full name is Suleiman Mahmoud al-Obeidi which puts him in the same tribe as Maj. Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis who made his dramatic defection yesterday on TV. This is probably a good indication that the Obedi tribe from the Tobrouk region is...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • 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