Harawa

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Harawa
هراوة
Village
Harawa is located in Libya
Harawa
Harawa
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 31°03′16″N 17°16′44″E / 31.05444°N 17.27889°E / 31.05444; 17.27889Coordinates: 31°03′16″N 17°16′44″E / 31.05444°N 17.27889°E / 31.05444; 17.27889
Country  Libya
Region Tripolitania
District Sirte
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,600
Time zone UTC + 2

Harawa (Arabic: هراوةHarāwah), is a village in the desert in the Sirte District in Libya. As of 2010, it had 2,600 inhabitants.[1] It is 50 kilometres east of the city of Sirte. As part of the Libyan Civil War, rebel forces claimed on 1 September 2011 that the village had surrendered and by 3 September rebel forces had occupied Harawa.[2] However, these reports proved false and it wasn't until 17 September that the town fell to the forces of the National Transitional Council.[3]

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