Omar Mukhtar reservoir near Suluq
|Elevation||53 m (174 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC + 2|
Suluq is the site of a former Italian concentration camp for the nomadic tribes that lived in Eastern Libya (Cyrenaica) during the colonial Italian North Africa and Italian Libya period. On 16 September 1931 Omar Mukhtar, the leader of the Libyan resistance movement, was hanged here.
Suluq is on the crossroad of many roads connecting her with several inhabited places like:
- Benghazi (to the north-west).
- Al Abyar (to the north-east).
- Qaminis (to the west).
- El Magrun (to the south-west).
- Zawiyat Msus (to the south-east).
In 2009, 5,000 new housing units were built in Suluq.
- Wolfram Alpha
- "اللجنة الشعبية العامة" ("General People's Committee"), Benghazi, in Arabic, accessed 25 May 2009
- Photograph of mosque in Suluq, 2006, from Flickr