Tag Archives: Yefren

Amid a Berber Reawakening in Libya, Fears of Revenge

YAFRAN, Libya — In the evening, as the searing desert temperatures subside, the residents who have returned to this rebel-held city near the front lines appear on the streets. Some of them carry cans of paint, and begin to decorate … Continue reading

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Gaddafi Forces Occupy Hospital, Terrify Patients and Staff

(Tunis) – Libyan government forces mistreated medical staff and patients during an unlawful six-week occupation of a hospital in Yafran, a town in Libya’s western mountains, Human Rights Watch said today. Government forces placed about 30 staff and three patients … Continue reading

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Nafusa Mountains and urgent information

Below are some reports from the Nafusa Mountains that express the dire situation faced by the people in the towns that have been under siege or attack from Gaddafi forces for weeks. Desperate call from Yefren May 27, 2011 A … Continue reading

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Map: Positions of Gaddafi forces near Yefren and Al Qalaa

This map, posted by Amazigh_Libya on May 22nd shows the position of Gaddafi forces around the towns of Yefren and Al Qalaa. The area has been under siege for 2 months.

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Video: Yefren shops completely emptied

This video shared by Al Jazeera English was purportedly taken by a Gaddafi loyalist and appears to show shops in Yefren completely looted.

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Audio: Gaddafi forces damaged ancient heritage site in Yefren

In this Live Phone Call from Yefren, a man describes how Gaddafi’s forces today damaged an ancient heritage site in Yefren. Listen!

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Update from Yefren and Al-Qalaa: Humanitarian Crisis

The following information was given in a telephone call on Al Jazeera, the caller was from the city of Al-Qalaa. Thanks again to ChangeInLibya for the translation. “Very fierce battles taking place in the outskirts now, and the revolutionaries have … Continue reading

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