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Sorman is located in Libya
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 32°45′24″N 12°34′18″E / 32.75667°N 12.57167°E / 32.75667; 12.57167
Country  Libya
Region Tripolitania
District Zawiya
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 36,707
Time zone UTC + 2

Sorman[2] or Surman[3] (Arabic: صرمان‎) is a town near the Mediterranean coast, in the Zawiya District of the Tripolitania region in northwestern Libya.

Libyan civil war[edit]

On 20 June, during the Libyan civil war, NATO strikes in Sorman against what appeared to be civilian homes in a compound belonging to one of Muammar Gaddafi's associates, Khaled K. El-Hamedi, reportedly killed several civilians, including two children and their mother.[4] NATO admitted carrying out an air strike on a military target in Sorman but deined civilian deaths. NATO issued a statement that said a precision air strike was launched against a "high-level" command and control "node" in the Sorman area.[5]

On 14 August, the National Liberation Army said it had captured the city in battle during the major coastal offensive.[6] 10 rebel fighters were killed and at least 40 pro-Gaddafi fighters were captured during the battle for the town.[7]


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Coordinates: 32°45′N 12°34′E / 32.750°N 12.567°E / 32.750; 12.567