September 5,1987 :|
19th Commemoration Of The Battle Of Maaten Al Sara
On September 5 1987, the Chadian arm forces attacked the Libyan air
base, Beir AlSara.
More than 1300 Libyan brave soldiers were killed and about 300 were
captured as prisoners of War.
As a survivor of the war and as a POW I commemorate this sad occasion,
and offer my sincere prayers to Allah to shower his mercy on my follow
soldiers who died as heroes defending Libyan territories. And for the
history I would like to record my eyewitness of that event, which most
of the Libyan Human rights fighters forgot or declined to defend the
powerless POW then.
The facts are:
1) The Chadian arm forces outnumbered us by five times but our
courageous Libyan soldiers fought to the end.
2) Weak leadership.
3) No backing support.
My sincere appreciation and special thanks to the Air force who set an
example for great fighters and great patriots.
My highest regards to all Libyan POW's. My great salute to our
martyrs (Shuhada), and a big shame for those who let us down now and
POW Abu Omar