Evidence of Libyan Civil War

by Luca Santese


The facts reported in these photos concern a key phase of anti-Gaddafi revolution in Lybia. This sequence of photographs was shot on the 5th March 2011 nearby a military base in Ra’s Lanuf, Libya, conquered by rebel forces during their advance towards Gaddafi’s stronghold in Sirt. The city of Ra’s Lanuf is strategically relevant because of its oil field. All the facts reported took place before the NATO intervention called Operation Odyssey Dawn that begun on 19th March. The military base fell under control of rebel forces after a successful fight agaist Gaddafi’s infantry. The planes of Libyan Air Force remained loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, bombarded the base to prevent the rebels from stealing the weapons. 
Rebels don’t have proper means and skills to put a fight against Gaddafi’s aerial warfare: they don’t have any radar and just few portable antiaircraft artillery. The disproportion between rebels and Gaddafi loyalist air forces is so deep, that dissidents must have strong religious faith and hope to keep on fighting.

Printed in Italy by Cesura Publish, February 2011
Hardbound, 5.9 x 8.2 in / 15 x 21 cm
32 pages, 28 photos, color digital
Edition of 100
Signed and numbered