Suleiman Fortia

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Dr.Al-Fortia in 2011

Suleiman Al-Fortia (Arabic: سليمان الفورتية‎‎ born 1954) is a member of the Libyan National Transitional Council representing the city of Misrata.[1] Fortia received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tripoli and a Doctor of Engineering in architecture from a British university.[1] He has taught at King Faisal University for eight years.[1] He has participated in delegations to France during talks where the anti-Gaddafi forces asked for weapons shipments.[2][3] He also negotiated in person for aid efforts to help Misrata during the siege of Misrata.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "National Transitional Council". Benghazi: National Transitional Council. 2011. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Libyan Rebels Ask France for Weapons to March on Tripoli". Voice of America. Washington, D.C. Federal government of the United States. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Erlanger, Steven (20 July 2011). "France Says Qaddafi Can Stay in Libya if He Relinquishes Power". New York Times. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Hubbard, Ben (20 April 2011). "For besieged Libyan city, the sea is sole lifeline". Bloomberg Businessweek. New York City. Retrieved 1 September 2011.