Omar Mukhtar was from the tribe of Mnifa, born in a small village called Janzour located in the eastern part of Barqa not to be confused with the city of western Libya called Janzour, which is more well known. He was the leader of the resistence movement against the Italian military occupation of Libya for more than Tewenty years. Omar Mukhtar was skilled in desert tactics. He knew his country's gwography well, and used that knowledge to his advantage in battles agianst the Italians.
|Omar Al- Mukhtar|
A major battle fought between Libyans and Italians was Al-Gherthabiya near Sirt (April 1915) where the Italians lost thousands of their soldiers. Italian Army built concentration camps where they forced Libyans to live under complete control of the Italian Army. Peoples live in these camps and there is no respect of human laws. Mukhtar's nearly twenty years struggle came to an end when he became wounded in battle and was captured by the Italians.
|Omar Al-Mukhtar arrested by the Italians|
"From Allah we have come, and to Allah we will return."
|"From Allah we have come, and to Allah we will return."|