Libya’s GECOL: Six power units out of service due to clashes
The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced Saturday night that six power units have gone off the general network as they are located on the outskirts of Tripoli, where heavy fighting is raging.
GECOL said on Facebook that the clashes in the areas where the power units are located make very difficult for the repairing efforts as the personnel would not be safely permitted into the power stations, including in Qasir Benghashire.
Power cuts would make very difficult for residents of Tripoli and the surrounding cities as they suffer from the heat of war and of summer.
Last week, water supplies to Tripoli and western Libya were blocked by armed groups loyal to Khalifa Haftar, but reopened less than two days later.
Tripoli has been under attack by Khalifa Haftar’s forces since April 04 in an attempt to seize power from the UN-backed Government of National Accord.
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