What is going down - updates here please

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#1 20 February 2011 13:09:20

Horizontal Harry

What is going down - updates here please

OK, we have lot's of rumor's but few facts.

Please post what you know to be true rather that what you heard.

Benghazi is a mess, lots killed after an army camp was attacked.
The airport in Benghazi is open.
Misurata had an event yesterday, pro v anti.

Tripoli is quiet.

Internet is working but is intermittent, phones are working.

Stay safe people

#3 20 February 2011 14:39:06

Heethy

Re: What is going down - updates here please

Offical travel advice from UK to Libya has been updated to "we reccomend all but essiental travel to areas outside Tripoli"

Which has cancelled my trip to Libya due 1st week in March!!

Flights from Tripoli last night to Bengazi were being cancelled.

Question to people actually in Libya at the moment. Knowing what you know at the monent, being on the ground and witnessing things 1st hand. if you were in my shoes, would you still Travel to Libya?

#5 20 February 2011 17:05:42

Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Pointe Noire

Re: What is going down - updates here please

Heethy wrote:

Question to people actually in Libya at the moment. Knowing what you know at the monent, being on the ground and witnessing things 1st hand. if you were in my shoes, would you still Travel to Libya?

At the moment i would stay right where you are. Several companies already started evacuating relatives of employees. Think about the position of your family back home, they will experience it a bit different then you being here. If i had the choice i wouldn't take the risk.

Stay safe!

#7 20 February 2011 18:00:22

Heethy

Re: What is going down - updates here please

UK advice again been ammended.


"We recommend against all but essential travel to Libya. Those without a pressing need to remain in the country, should leave by commercial means if it is safe to do so."

Hope you all stay safe either travelling home or staying put.

#8 20 February 2011 20:33:18

Mudman
Mudman
Hassi Messaoud

Re: What is going down - updates here please

Several companies evacuating dependents.
I know of two  operators who have suspended drilling operations and are bringing their guys in off the rigs - not heresay, we have people on the rigs who are coming back.
We are moving families out and expat staff are on stand by to leave.
We will not bring anyone else into the country.

#9 20 February 2011 21:01:18

enraged1
enraged1
Tripoli/Janzour

Re: What is going down - updates here please

@Mojo Anything in and around Green square is most definitely PRO and nothing to worry about.

Around 8 o clock all shops were abruptly closed in front of Sultan Gym and we were asked to leave the gym immediately. On my way back to Janzour just before the bridge police truck came from behind and stopped 2 vehicles which were going to Tunis and told the other cars not to stop. All the shops that I passed by were closing if not closed already.

Now there is a statement that Son of the Leader will address the nation in some time.

I hope things will remain calm in tripoli.

#10 20 February 2011 21:13:31

Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Pointe Noire

Re: What is going down - updates here please

Our company just decided to evacuate. That mean 25 people from Tripoli, Misurata and Ghums will be evacuated.
Decision has been made by our local agent based upon several shootings near down town. The shootings are confirmed by one of our people.

Take care!

#15 20 February 2011 23:16:02

Mudman
Mudman
Hassi Messaoud

Re: What is going down - updates here please

Mrs Mudman was out in Janzour tonight, roads blocked by locals, she can't get home.
Mobile network down?

#17 20 February 2011 23:34:41

MoEl
MoEl
Awesome Town

Re: What is going down - updates here please

I just don't want them to change the green flag. We really had it going with that one.

#38 21 February 2011 00:31:41

ExpatLibyan
ExpatLibyan
Tripoli

Re: What is going down - updates here please

I can't believe what is coming out of this guy, he is so incensing libyans. if he thought he will calm the nation he has just done the exact opposite

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