Qatrun

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Qatrun

القطرون
Village
Qatrun is located in Libya
Qatrun
Qatrun
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 24°55′44″N 14°34′33″E / 24.92889°N 14.57583°E / 24.92889; 14.57583Coordinates: 24°55′44″N 14°34′33″E / 24.92889°N 14.57583°E / 24.92889; 14.57583
Country Libya
RegionFezzan
DistrictMurzuq
Population
(2009)
 • Total4,501
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Qatrun, Al Katrun, Gatrone, or Al Gatrun (القطرون in Arabic) is a village in the Murzuq District in southern Libya on the main road to Chad and Niger. It has a filling station (gas station) and a Niger consulate office is located there. When the border checkpoint 310 kilometres south at Tumu is closed, travelers crossing into Libya from Niger report in at Qatrun.

The town was briefly captured by the National Liberation Army during the Libyan Civil War in July 2011.[1][2] On 23 July, Gaddafi forces recaptured the city and continued south towards Al Wigh.[3] The National Liberation Army later recaptured the village.

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  1. ^ "Libyan Rebels Open New Front Near Qaddafi's Southern Stronghold". FOX News. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  2. ^ "FURTHER REBEL ADVANCES IN LIBYA AND ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN PRAISED THE REBEL PROGRESS". Världsinbördeskriget. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ Libya rebels report loss of Qatrun | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR