Fashloom

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The Fashloom district is a suburb of Tripoli, Libya. It lies inland to the south of the suburb of Zawiyat al-Dahmani, and southeast of the Martyrs' Square. It is one of the more impoverished districts of the city.

On 22 February 2011, during the Libyan civil war, there were reports that it had been cordoned off by Libyan security forces.[1] An anti-Gaddafi street protest took place in Fashloom on 7 April. Participants' faces were hidden with scarves and they held anti-Gaddafi banners. A protestor read out a statement of support for anti-Gaddafi forces and stated, "We are demonstrating yet again after we sacrificed hundreds of martyrs."[2]

At the beginning of Battle of Tripoli, Al-Jazeera reported that Fashloom was under the opposition control.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV". BBC News. 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Golovnina, Maria (11 April 2011). "Rebels resort to guerrilla tactics in western Libya". Reuters UK. Reuters. Archived from the original on 2011-04-11. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sunday, August 21, 2011 - Libya". Al-Jazeera. 21 August 2011. 


Coordinates: 32°54′8″N 13°11′9″E / 32.90222°N 13.18583°E / 32.90222; 13.18583