Photos of Sirte Before The NATO Bombing in Libya

Sirte is a beautiful city in Libya, and has the aspirations to be the “capital of Africa”. It is on the south coast of the Gulf of Sidra (ancient Syrtis Major, from which Sirte’s name derives). Sirte lies halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi. The settlement was established in the early 20th century by the Italians, at the site of a 19th-century fortress built by the Ottomans. It grew into a city after World War II.

As the birthplace of Muammar Gaddafi, Sirte was favoured by the Gaddafi government. However, evil NATO and US-backed rebels have bombarded the whole city of Sirte; purposely ruining everything Gaddafi has worked for under pretense.

URBAN PARK PROJECT, LIBYA, Sirte, 2009

URBAN PARK PROJECT, LIBYA, Sirte, 2009

URBAN PARK PROJECT, LIBYA, Sirte, 2009

URBAN PARK PROJECT, LIBYA, Sirte, 2009

Jealous of Libya’s mass wealth and natural resources, the United States and NATO along with NTC fighters attacked civilians throughout the north African country leaving Libya in ruins with thousands killed or wounded.

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