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Jun 4

Live call from Nafusa Mountains, June 3

June 3, 2011, 10.45 pm : LPC call from Nafusa Mountains, update on the current military and humanitarian situation in the area, recorded live on Libya Alhurra.

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May 28

Live call from Nafusa Mountains, May 28

May 28, 8 pm local time : caller from Zintan, Nafusa Mountains, describing the current humanitarian crisis in the area, recorded live on Libya Alhurra.

May 20

Live call from Nafusa Mountains, May 20

May 20 2011, 10:10 pm: report from Nafusa Mountains, Libya, recorded live on Libya Alhurra.

May 19

Live call from Nafusa Mountains, May 19 2011

May 19 2011, 10:15 local time: live report from Jadu, Nafusa Mountains, on the current situation in the area, recorded live on Libya Alhurra

Spanish translation courtesy of Albahak

Reportaje desde las montañas del Oeste – Nafusa, a las 22.15 horas

    Ultimos sucesos, hoy las fuerzas de los pro-Gadafis bombardean el Este de la montaña, Kaala, Yefren.

     Entre Yefren and Zintan fuerte combate, entre pros, revolucionarios y Otan, los pros intentan entrar Zintan, frenado el avance de los pros hacía sur de Zintan, hay heridos entre revolucionarios, una baja y mas heridos entre pros.

    Ayuda humanitaria sigue siendo un problema, Yefren Kaala y Kikla rodeados por pros, necesitan ayuda y solicitan a la Comunidad Internacional encontrar alguna forma de hacer llegar ayuda a estas zonas, las carreteras entre pueblos no son seguras por la presencia de los pros. No pueden llevar heridos al hospital, porque esta bajo el control de los pro-Gadafi en estas localidades. Los ayuntamientos de las mismas hacen el llamamiento solicitando ayuda humanitaria urgentemente, dadas las circunstancias antes mencionadas. 

    Los oyentes preguntan si la frontera con Tunez esta bajo control de los revolucionarios y es segura?

    -Estan seguras de momento, pero los pros no estan lejos.

    ¿Los bombardeos son indiscriminados? O tienen objetivos?


    ¿La Consejo Nacional Interino (NTC) en Nefusa esta en contacto directo con la Otan?

    -No, estan en contacto con NTC en benghazi

    ¿Como se puede hacer llegar ayuda?

    -Desde tierra será una misión difícil, zona montañosa, los pros escondidos. Los caminos no seguros, desde el aire quizas.

    ¿Han notado progresos en golpes de Otan?

    -Entre Yefren y Zintan no mucho, zona importante para poder hacer llegar ayuda humanitaria, Otan podria intensificar presencia en este lugar.

    ¿Hay uso de armas quimicas?

    -De momento no. 

    Fin de informe a las 22.29 horas

May 17

Live call from Nafusa Mountains, May 17

May 17, 2011, 10.30 pm : live report from Jadu, Nafusa Mountains, on the current humanitarian and military situation in the area, recorded live on Libya Alhurra.

Jadu Hospital report from Dr Majdob, May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011, 4 pm local time: full report from Nafusa Mountains by Dr. Majdob, assessing the current situation in Jadu and surrounding area.

Shortage of staff:

I called Jadu hospital yesterday and they have a problem with shortage of staff. The only surgeon has left the place and practically none of the nurses is working now. There are a few physicians there but no surgeon. And the nursing staff is short, as most of them are Libyan girls and they live outside the city, so most don’t come to the hospital and may have already fled to Tunisia.

The surgeon is Ukranian and he basically just disappeared last week. They have been trying to contact him for the last week with out any luck, and he is not in his house either. We hope that he is safe. He was the last Ukrainian doctor in Jadu. Now there are only two Egyptian doctors who work in general medicine, with the help of 3 Libyan volunteer doctors (2 were working in Libya, 1 came from North America), and there is an anaesthetist and 2 volunteers in ob&gynaecology. They are also looking for a radiology technician.

But Jadu tries to work with Zintan hospital as one group, as it has become extremely difficult to run the hospital with limited staff. They said the road between the two hospitals is safe now but as you know the situation is rapidly changes.


Regarding equipment, if you are taking about radiology, they had one x-ray machine, that’s all. If you are talking about all other equipment. there is a need for biochemistry analyser and portable defibraloter and autoclave.

Medical aid:

Jadu received an ambulance car and a few instruments recently.  In Zintan they had 3 (ambulances) so far and may be another 2 are on the way. And on the other hand they said Jadu had been attacked yesterday.

General situation in the region, fatalities:

Regarding the safety issue in the area, they said the way from the border to Zintan is in the hands of FF but GF are still bombing it from time to time. But overall the FF have the upper hand in the area, apart from Yefren where the city is still in the hands of GF. I’ve heard about clashes and attacks by GF near Wazin. I hear that there are at least 3 fatalities, from the FF, and actually two of them are from Jadu. There are also heavy missile attacks west of Zintan, by NATO. And they also reported that a Tunisian solider was injured today after Gaddafi missiles landed in Tunisian land.

From contacting people in Libya now, I get that they strongly believe it’s a matter of days before he will be gone. In Tripoli the number of Gaddafi-supporter check points has significantly dropped, and there have been a few occasions where these points have been attacked. So, we are all hoping that the good news is nearing.

May 16

Live report from Jadu, Nafusa Mountains, May 16

May 16 2011, 10 pm : report on the current military and humanitarian situation in Nafusa mountains, recorded live on Libya Alhurra.

May 15

How Libyan Rebels Have Repelled Qaddafi in the Western Mountains


While much attention has been focused on rebel efforts in eastern Libya and in the city of Misurata, rebels have held control of most of the Nafusah Mountain region since the unrest began in February. The region has strategic importance because it provides access to supply routes in the south. An estimated 150,000 people live here, many from the Berber minority, which was neglected by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s Arab nationalist regime. The region’s geology and its proximity to Tunisia have helped the rebels resist here.

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May 14

Live report from Jadu, Nafusa Mountains, May 14

May 14, 10 pm local time: report from Nafusa Media Center in Jadu, recorded live on Libya Alhurra.

Key points:

  • Heavy shelling on Yefren and Kalaa since early morning
  • Very heavy shelling near Jadu, about 20 missiles. Media center will need to be evacuated as it may be targetted.
  • Senior Gaddafi officer reportedly joined the revolution, but remains unconfirmed so far.
  • In Yefren, Kikla and Kalaa: towns under siege by Gaddafi forces for about two months. No water or electricity, lack of food and medical supplies. Local councils want to send a message to the international community, to take a urgent action to liberate the area, before a humanitarian catastrophe occurs.

May 12

News from the Western Mountains

May 12, 2011 01:15am:

Chat with Dr Majdob, who has assessed the situations at hospitals in Libya’s Western Mountain region, including Nalut, Jadu and Zintan, and has been speaking with his contacts in the Western Mountains and Tripoli tonight.

Good news from the Western Mountains. The general feeling is that we are to close to the end of this tragedy. Now people are starting to prepare for the final battle in Tripoli.

I called a few people from Tripoli and they all said they were feeling better, especially after this week’s NATO attacks. They just said they are awaiting more attacks.

Most Western Mountain cities (eg Zintan, Jadu, Nalut) are still free and firmly in the hands of the Freedom Fighters. The Freedom Fighters have advanced eastward from Zintan. Ghazahia, between Nalut and Wazin, is still in the hands of Ghaddafi forces.

The bad news is that three Freedom Fighters were injured in alQalaa today, and two died. The problem is that there is no hospital in alQalaa. They even don’t have an ambulance.  But they did manage to take the injured to Zintan, which was not an easy job…

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