Tag Archives | Zuwara

Tankers Seized after Shootout at Sea

By John Lee. Libya's coastguard has reportedly seized two foreign-flagged tankers for allegedly smuggling oil. Following an hours-long gun battle off the coast, near Zuwara, the coastguard boarded the two tankers. One vessel, the 'Ruta', was flying the Ukrainian flag, while the other, the 'Stark', flew the Congolese flag. (Source: Al Jazeera)

Leading Smuggler Arrested

By John Lee. One of Libya's leading smugglers of alcohol and illegal migrants has reportedly been arrested in the Girgarish area of Tripoli. In a video confession, Ashraf Al-Zayet admitted said he cooperated with three other accomplices from Tajura, Zliten and Zuwara from whom he had received illegal migrants. He said he used to receive […]

Zuwara Airport "Preparing to handle Int'l Flights"

Libya Herald reports that the airport at Zuwara [Zwara] is preparing to take domestic and international flights, while fighting between rival militias continues at Tripoli International Airport. Airport manager Fathi Al-Hamasa has told the Libyan news agency LANA that the airport was technically able to take international flights, but that some equipment was in need […]