Brega

What is Brega known for?


live battle

, the frontline had stabilised between Brega and Ajdabiya, with rebel forces launching numerous attacks on the town (Third Battle of Brega), which all resulted in hasty retreats. Eventually after pushing the Loyalists back from Ajdabiya, the rebels once again launched an assault (Fourth Battle of Brega) on the strategic oil


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Anderson date 3 April 2011 accessdate 2011-07-17 In between "Area 2" and ''New Brega'' (with lots of sand in between them) lies ''Al-Najm University of Technology'' ("Bright Star University of Technology"), which was founded in 1981. http: www.university-directory.eu Libya Bright-Star-University-of-Technology-Brega.html http: wikimapia.org 2062806 Bright-Star-University-of-Technology-جامعة-النجم-الساطع Brega lies


international oil

title Factbox: Libyan oil production, exports, customers publisher Reuters date 22 February 2011 accessdate 2011-07-17 The oil refinery belongs to and is run by Sirte Oil Company, a subsidiary of the state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC). Sirte Oil Company is based in Brega. During the 1960s and 1970s it was run in partnership with the international oil company Esso. By the early 80’s, Esso had left, passing full control over to the Sirte Oil Company. During


quot resistance

rebels say Gaddafi forces retreat in east date 18 July 2011 Before midday the rebels claimed victory in the battle. An operation to contact the Libyan rebel and opposition Leaders of Colonel Gaddafi (Muammar Gaddafi). The mission was a failure after the team was captured and held prisoner for 72 hours by Libyan rebels. http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8365069 Libya-SAS-mission-that-began-and-ended-in-error.html new information has appeared which say that the mission and the prisoners were SBS (Special Boat Service) & not SAS (Special Air Service) members. http: www.independent.co.uk news world africa british-special-forces-team-released-after-botched-mission-2234233.html http: www.thisislondon.co.uk standard article-23929902-william-hague-may-not-have-stomach-for-his-gruelling-job-says-ming-campbell.do However, a BBC news night broadcast on Jan 19th 2012 revealed that the SAS had, in fact, returned to Libya later on in the conflict in a joint operation with French and Qatari special forces. The programme explains that SAS 22nd regiment were in the East of Libya, operating in small groups in places like Misrata and Brega by August. Assisting in training, coordinating their command on and off the front line, and NATO airstrikes http: www.bbc.co.uk news world-africa-16624401 . It is also alleged that the SAS 22nd were leading the hunt for Gaddafi after the Battle of Tripoli http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8721291 Libya-SAS-leads-hunt-for-Gaddafi.html .


heavy

of Brega repulsed by the rebels . On 15 March, government forces retook Brega (Second Battle of Brega), during their initial counter-offensive as the disorganised rebel forces were crushed by the Loyalist's heavy weapons and air power.

contributed-news 9695160-brega-is-liberated However, Reuters later reported ten rebels were killed and 172 wounded and confirmed that the battle was still ongoing. Rebel radio reports said that after three days of heavy fighting, aided by substantial NATO bombing, rebel units had bypassed

town of Brega "within days", even as they suffered heavy casualties in the offensive http: news.xinhuanet.com english2010 world 2011-07 17 c_13990357.htm There was heavy NATO bombardment on the morning of 17 July, in which warplanes destroyed a large military vehicle storage area in Tajura, 30 kilometres east of Tripoli that consisted of several substantial warehouses, containing various military vehicles including battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers


bright

Anderson date 3 April 2011 accessdate 2011-07-17 In between "Area 2" and ''New Brega'' (with lots of sand in between them) lies ''Al-Najm University of Technology'' ("Bright Star University of Technology"), which was founded in 1981. http: www.university-directory.eu Libya Bright-Star-University-of-Technology-Brega.html http: wikimapia.org 2062806 Bright-Star-University-of-Technology-جامعة-النجم-الساطع Brega lies


including battle

town of Brega "within days", even as they suffered heavy casualties in the offensive http: news.xinhuanet.com english2010 world 2011-07 17 c_13990357.htm There was heavy NATO bombardment on the morning of 17 July, in which warplanes destroyed a large military vehicle storage area in Tajura, 30 kilometres east of Tripoli that consisted of several substantial warehouses, containing various military vehicles including battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers


important battle

surrounded by the Sabkhat Ghuzayyil a large dry region below sea level. History Battle of Brega (1941) Brega was the location of a brief but important battle in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. On 31 March 1941, during the opening phase of Rommel's first offensive (Western Desert Campaign#Rommel's first offensive), the German Afrika Korps expelled the British from their partially prepared positions at Marsa Brega. This opened the way for Rommel (Erwin Rommel)'s drive to the Egyptian border and encirclement of Tobruk (Siege of Tobruk). An operation to contact the Libyan rebel and opposition Leaders of Colonel Gaddafi (Muammar Gaddafi). The mission was a failure after the team was captured and held prisoner for 72 hours by Libyan rebels. http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8365069 Libya-SAS-mission-that-began-and-ended-in-error.html new information has appeared which say that the mission and the prisoners were SBS (Special Boat Service) & not SAS (Special Air Service) members. http: www.independent.co.uk news world africa british-special-forces-team-released-after-botched-mission-2234233.html http: www.thisislondon.co.uk standard article-23929902-william-hague-may-not-have-stomach-for-his-gruelling-job-says-ming-campbell.do However, a BBC news night broadcast on Jan 19th 2012 revealed that the SAS had, in fact, returned to Libya later on in the conflict in a joint operation with French and Qatari special forces. The programme explains that SAS 22nd regiment were in the East of Libya, operating in small groups in places like Misrata and Brega by August. Assisting in training, coordinating their command on and off the front line, and NATO airstrikes http: www.bbc.co.uk news world-africa-16624401 . It is also alleged that the SAS 22nd were leading the hunt for Gaddafi after the Battle of Tripoli http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8721291 Libya-SAS-leads-hunt-for-Gaddafi.html .


causing major

town. With both sides unable to gain a decisive military advantage, it appears likely the front line will continue to remain in the vicinity of Brega, potentially causing major lasting damage to the town, the extent of which is currently unclear. The effect of the fighting on the town's 7,000 inhabitants is also unclear, as is the number of oil workers remaining in the town. On 16 July 2011, it was reported that the rebels appeared to have taken Brega. http: www.allvoices.com


heavy fighting

contributed-news 9695160-brega-is-liberated However, Reuters later reported ten rebels were killed and 172 wounded and confirmed that the battle was still ongoing. An operation to contact the Libyan rebel and opposition Leaders of Colonel Gaddafi (Muammar Gaddafi). The mission was a failure after the team was captured and held prisoner for 72 hours by Libyan rebels. http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8365069 Libya-SAS-mission-that-began-and-ended-in-error.html new information has appeared which say that the mission and the prisoners were SBS (Special Boat Service) & not SAS (Special Air Service) members. http: www.independent.co.uk news world africa british-special-forces-team-released-after-botched-mission-2234233.html http: www.thisislondon.co.uk standard article-23929902-william-hague-may-not-have-stomach-for-his-gruelling-job-says-ming-campbell.do However, a BBC news night broadcast on Jan 19th 2012 revealed that the SAS had, in fact, returned to Libya later on in the conflict in a joint operation with French and Qatari special forces. The programme explains that SAS 22nd regiment were in the East of Libya, operating in small groups in places like Misrata and Brega by August. Assisting in training, coordinating their command on and off the front line, and NATO airstrikes http: www.bbc.co.uk news world-africa-16624401 . It is also alleged that the SAS 22nd were leading the hunt for Gaddafi after the Battle of Tripoli http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8721291 Libya-SAS-leads-hunt-for-Gaddafi.html .

Brega

'''Brega''' , i.e. "Brega Seaport"), is a complex of several smaller towns, industry installations and education establishments situated in Libya on the Gulf of Sidra, the most southerly point of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the former Ajdabiya District, which in 2007 was merged into the Al Wahat District. The town is the center of Libya's second-largest hydro-carbon complex.

During the Libyan Civil War (2011 Libyan Civil War), the town quickly fell under control of the Libyan opposition. their attack on 13 March was successful, though rebels later recaptured it on 26 March. http: blogs.aljazeera.net live africa live-blog-libya-march-26 p: news.sky.com skynews Home World-News Video-Libyan-Rebels-Retake-Brega-And-Ajdabiyah-After-Gaddafi-Forces-Flee-Amid-Coalition-Airstrikes Article 201103415960556?lpos World_News_Top_Stories_Header_3&lid ARTICLE_15960556_Video%3A_Libyan_Rebels_Retake_Brega_And_Ajdabiyah_After_Gaddafi_Forces_Flee_Amid_Coalition_Airstrikes_ In April the rebels were again driven out of the Brega area, http: www.cbc.ca m touch news story 2011 04 04 libya-us-nato-gadhafi.html Report from Canadian CBC of oppositions forces regaining New Brega in the beginning of April, specifying the division between the different parts of Brega. and a several months long stalemate formed. On 11 August 2011, the rebels claimed to had retaken the eastern part of Brega. Libyan rebels capture eastern part of Brega -spokesman

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