Map: Libya last updated August 14

Here is a fantastic map on the current situation in Libya by @k_thos, last revised on August 14th. Please click on the image to see the full size.

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10 Responses to Map: Libya last updated August 14

  1. sarcastical says:

    I always love infographics. Thanks!

  2. It appears that the G-forces @ Brega are isolated from Tripoli. Perhaps some desert roads that are not on any map I have seen circle around Misrata and Gharyan. Before the road south from Gharyan meet a road to Sirte and there to Brega, but that route is closed. And fuel is short to send more ammunition or men from Tripoli to Brega.

    So G-forces appear to be isolated in three areas – Tripoli, near the border with Tunisia and Brega. The forces near Tunisia will be wise and cross the border in a few days. Those from Brega will either surrender or try and pull back to Tripoli – which will be difficult.

    During World War II, the American Army tried to develop a reputation for treating prisoners well. The idea was to get the Germans to surrender quickly instead of fighting longer and harder when they faced American troops. It appeared to work. The Freedom Fighters should reassure the G-fighters that they will be treated well when they surrender.

    Hopefully, in a week, the only G-forces left will be in a circle around Tripoli. Without fuel and electricity, little food and no hope – supporters of Gaddafi should melt away and an uprising will take the city.

    This years Eid-al-Fitr should be a very special one !

    • Richard From France says:

      Interesting comment. In France, US troops had to deal with several pockets of German soldiers. In an instance, they fought the Germans to the end, but this had a heavy cost in term of lives, time and energy. So another pocket was just left quiet for months, until the Germans surrendered without fight.

      On the Pacific side, however, the Japanese were indoctrinated into thinking that the US will torture them if caught, so that they fought until the last second, and even civilians committed suicide to escape the US. So this US strategy not worked very much on the pacific side. Kadhafi is doing about the same with his propaganda, so it may be difficult to make this strategy work.

  3. David says:

    Trapped. Gaddafi’s time is almost over

  4. America Stars says:

    How about a real-time MAP and ARTICLE for any reports of “WHERE IN THE WORLD IS MOAMER GADAFFI ??? !!!”

  5. marius says:

    my best wishes to the libyan anti-gaddafi fighters. many people here in germany support you in mind… hope you will win soon and the gaddafi-clan will be destroyed. respect to the libyan people , which are fighting now for freedom and democracy!

  6. Fredy says:

    I expect much resistance in the battle for Tripoli. The rebels said in the past that there were other tribesmen waiting for them once they reached the outskirts of the capital. In my opinion, big rebel army is going to be needed for that offensive.

    I expect the rebels to fight harder then they have in the past 6 months. Lets hope they develop a well organized surprise attack.

  7. Fredy says:

    I expect much resistance in the battle for Tripoli. The rebels said in the past that there were other tribesmen waiting for them once they reached the outskirts of the capital. In my opinion, a big rebel army is going to be needed for that offensive.

    I expect the rebels to fight harder then they have in the past 6 months. Lets hope they develop a well organized surprise attack.

  8. Kazakh says:

    The Gadfly will strike Zawiya as he has probably given up on capturing Nafousa mountains and relies on the Ras Jdir supply route.

    So, the aim no 1. is to defend Zawiya and Gharyan, exhaust his troops there with the help of Nato copters, resupply, regroup and counterattack by eliminating his loyalists in the vicinity of the two cities.

    The aim no. 2 is to eliminate Tiji and Ras Jdir pockets.

  9. Kazakh says:

    The aim no. 3 is to advance on Tripoli.