Wadi al Ahmar

Wadi-al-Ahmar, also known as Wadi-al-Hamra, is a place in Libya's Sirte District. In English, its name translates to "the red valley". Wadi-al-Ahmar is located just over 100km east of Sirte,[1] the hometown of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the capital of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya remnants.

The National Transitional Council claimed its forces took control of the area on 8 September 2011, nearly two weeks after the fall of Tripoli.[2]


  1. ^ Google Maps
  2. ^ "Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 14:59 GMT+3 - Libya". Al Jazeera Blogs. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.

Coordinates: 30°59′41.91″N 17°29′14.96″E / 30.9949750°N 17.4874889°E / 30.9949750; 17.4874889