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"Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:21:00 PM   
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Infantry Brigade = 4000 men or 20 rifle, 4 machine gun and 3 mortars and or bazooka's ( RPG).
Infantry Bltn = 1000- 1200 men or 6 rifle, 1 machine gun and 1 mortar and or bazooka
Infantry Division = 13200 men or 66 rifle, 10 machine gun, 9 mortar and 9 bazooka, 4 artillery ( 1 artillery=6 pieces or 1 battery)
1 plane = 1 plane
10 tanks = 100 tanks or 1 tank = 10 tanks
1 AIFV unit = 10 unit
1 machinegun = 1 machinegun platoon
1 mortar = 1 platoon, same applies to bazooka ( RPG) units

Story: Mounting tensions between Cairo and Tripoli over Egypt's open support of the Free Libyan Army has caused Qaddafi to threaten a wider war if open conflict becomes a reality by invading her neighbor to the south ( Chad) and openingly supporting the anti-Chad government forces. Tripoli seeing a very real threat of war on the horizon has sent out feelers to Khartoum in the hopes of forming an anti-Egyptian alliance there by causing Egypt to fight a two front war. Tripoli's objective; will be to hold at all costs the eastern section of her nation which holds the majority of the nations oil capacity.

Egypt for months now fearing her own Arab Spring has decided to openly support the FLA by training and supporting for now six FLA Infantry Brigades and several rebel Infantry Bltn's. Egypt's war objective if war does become a reality will be to protect rebel held areas but for the time being will not conduct offensive operations. Second Egypt plans on first destroying Libya's air force in the east, then targeting her tank brigades which Egyptian intelligence has determined that all 3 of Libya's tank brigades are in the east along with several other units. Egypt has also noticed that an entire Libyan Army corps has moved south towards the border with Chad and so Qaddafi may make his threat become a reality.

All this has caused the Egyptian High Command to move several Armoured and Mechanized Brigades towards the Libyan border as a show of force that Cairo will not allow Tripoli to invade Chad without punishment. Cairo also worries though that Khartoum will side with Libya thereby making the possibility of a 2 front war becoming a reality. The other nations surrounding Chad, Libya, Egypt and Sudan have decided to stay out of this one. Israel has let Cairo know that she will support her intervention against Libya and so those units along the canal can be moved towards the Libyan or Sudanese border if this becomes necessary.

Sudan: though she can tie down several Egyptian units, her offensive punch is almost non-exsistant. She does have a few tank brigades and mechanized brigades, no air force to speak of. Khartoum objective will be to move along the coast and capture the Egyptian border town and that area which she claims Egypt has occupied now for several decades. How long she can hold this though or even take it is anyone's guess. If Egypt is allowed time to mobilize her full might before war actually breaks out then Sudan may just become another Provence of Egypt.

Chad: her armed forces are small compared to the other nations surrounding her. She has great natural resources in the northern portion of the country and some oil in the east, so her objective will be to hold this at all costs. The only problem is time, if she is allowed to mobilze her resources she maybe able to hold the north unless Libya does as she says and invades soon, thereby causing a route of FANT forces if they are confronted in their current state. She only has 7 Infantry Bltn's, 1 Presidential guard brigade and 6-7 reserve Infantry Bltn's, 1 tank bltn and 11 fighter bombers. Not much when an entire Libyan Army Corps is massing on your door step. Her only ally, Egypt is too far away to have any effect unless they can draw the bulk of the Libyan forces away.

Libya: Time is not on her side, but time is what she needs in order to fight this war that she knows is coming. As it stands now if she doesn't reinforce her eastern air units with those from the west, then the east could be lost. Same time if she throws everything at the Egyptians and loses her entire air force Tripoli has nothing to stop an Egyptian and or FLA advance into the rest of Libya. Her best shot maybe buying time by allowing the east to fall and fight a fighting withdrawal. Thereby saving her mobile forces for the counter attack which she knows she will have to do if victory is to be at hand. If she stands and fights in the east then all could be lost. If she makes good her threat and invades Chad then she will have the resources of the north to replace what she knows she will lose in the east.

Tripoli has acquired the license in order to build T-54 tanks and is hoping to acquire the license necessary to build fighters and only time will allow this, otherwise it maybe all lost before a shot is fired.
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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:27:57 PM   
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the first battles open with fighting on the Chad front between Government forces (FANT) and the Islamic FROLINAT group which wishes to establish an Islamic State in the northern part of the nation. FANT forces are spread thin on the northern front and were taken by surprise. 3 northern towns have been captured by rebel forces without so much as a shot fired.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:33:29 PM   
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after a brief battle the town of Bardai has fallen to anti-Government forces. The remnants of the FANT 4th Infantry Bltn had attempted to make a stand but were overwhelmed by the enemy. The situation is becoming desperate for the Government as she begins mobilizing her forces. The fear is that without outside assistance the entire north will be lost.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:37:08 PM   
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This was before the battle, FANT fighter bombers attacked advancing rebel forces but this was not enough to prevent the loss of the town.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:39:30 PM   
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the government has begun the mobilization of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps, but as of now very little stands in the way of a complete route in the north!




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:44:36 PM   
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Libyan front: the situation in Libya has now evolved into open warfare. Free Libyan forces have crossed the border and their first victory over ran Government forces and have liberated " Tobruk".




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:49:24 PM   
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the route continues. Government forces put up little resistance against the onslaught of FLA forces. After a brief battle if this is what this can be called FLA forces entered victorious into the port of Darnah. In other news, Tripoli has declared no mercy shall be shown those who are against the will of the Libyan people!

Egypt has now entered the conflict, promising protection for newly liberated lands. For now though the Egyptians are limiting their move as defensive only, issuing commanders in the field orders to only launch limited counter attacks.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/1/2012 2:59:58 PM   
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news reports from the Libyan front have been coming in, of Government forces in whole sale retreat running instead of standing. This was not the case though for the Government "Pan African legion" who stood their ground in Bernina but were overwhelmed by the sheer number of FLA forces.

It does now appear that earlier reports of Government troops running from the battle were just that, only rumors. It now appears that Egyptian Intelligence has determined that Government troops have been building up further south, and are now prepared to make a stand. It also is now looking as if Tripoli will fall back and buy time in order to mobilize her forces, there by making this a long war indeed.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/2/2012 1:52:05 PM   
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Sudanese Front: the situation on the southern front has been quite since Egypt first declared war against Libya, but as of 2-14-11 Sudanese forces struck the border town Halaib capturing the town after a quick but intense battle with an Egyptian mechanized Brigade. Other than this, this front has been rather quiet.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/2/2012 1:54:49 PM   
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Sudanese Front: the situation as of 2-22-12 has pretty much stayed the same with the occasional Egyptian air strike, but mainly both nations building up forces along their common border.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/2/2012 1:59:35 PM   
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Libyan Front: this is the situation as of 2-22-12, showing major advances by the AFL in eastern Libya. Also this shows Government forces are now standing their ground preparing to take the fight to rebel forces. Shortly after this, the town of Benina which was defended by the Pan African Legion (elite Brigade) was routed and the town fell into rebel hands.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/2/2012 2:10:12 PM   
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One of the major objectives of this war was the AFL goal of capturing Benghazi, which the rebels would use as their capital city in the east; until such time as they could liberate the national capital " Tripoli". AFL forces massed for this, assisted by Egyptian artillery barrages have finally taken the city after heavy fighting was reported. Though Government forces lost control of this important city, we can count on Tripoli fighting tooth and nail for control of this major symbolic goal.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/2/2012 2:15:45 PM   
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Government forces have recaptured Benghazi after intense street fighting. The only unit able to enter the city after the battle was one of Qaddafi's elite commando Brigades, there by cutting off several AFL Infantry Brigades in the town of Qaminis.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/7/2012 8:31:45 AM   
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Government forces have been thrown out of Benghazi after intense fighting which saw the city change hands several times. FLA command structure knows that in order for them to have any kind of chance, they must at the very least wrestle control of the eastern portion of the nation from the Government. Three objects are key in order for this to happen, the first being the city of Benghazi, then the town of Qaminis and the third to be discussed later. With the fall of Benghazi, the next objective is the town of Qaminis, which was defended by several Government Brigades of the Libyan army, 2 tank brigades protecting her right flank, and 3-4 more Infantry Brigades protecting her southern or left flank. The FLA committed over 8 Infantry Brigades to this fight along with their single Tank Bltn with artillery in support. This time the Egyptians threw in artillery, fighterbomber support and again after intense back and fourth fighting which saw this town change hands several times, the FLA with Egyptian support finally threw Government forces out of the town. Qaddafi launched a counter attack with tank and infantry units which for a brief time saw Government forces back in control of the town, this was however short lived.

The Egyptians: their main effort is on the central front which is mainly dessert and better suited for tanks. Qaddafi's forces in this sector comprise several infantry Brigades, 2-3 Tank destroyer regiments dug into entrenchments. The Egyptians though have amassed almost the entire 1st Army Corps in this sector and have been taking on a more offensive role than their original plan had called for. The Egyptians have been grinding away at Qaddafi's forces day in and day out meeting with success in almost all engagements up to date.
As for the Egyptian air campaign though, this is another story. The Egyptians have been attempting to gain control of the air but so far the Libyan airforce has proven to be a harder nut to crack than previously thought. As of now, the air campaign is at a stalemate, but this soon may change, as almost all raw material mines with the exception of 1 have fallen into FLA hands. So now this maybe a matter of time before Qaddafi runs out of the goods he needs to produce his planes and tanks. This brings us to the southern front where the AFL has her second theater of operations.

AFL - The AFL command has created the 1st Army Corps for operations on the southern front for Eastern Libya. This is where the last raw material mines and oil fields are found which allow Qaddafi to continue the war. The AFL 1st Corps has mobilized some 7 Infantry Brigades and 1 Rebel Brigade for a total of around 32,000 men. Their object is to secure territory for the new Government and capture Qaddafi's mines and his oil fields. The offensive began without a hitch into the rugged terrain of this part of Libya without meeting any resistance to speak of until they reached the first mines. There Qaddafi had 2 Commando Brigades waiting for them. The first attack failed with heavy casualties on the FLA side which resulted in defeat. The only artillery the FLA has in this sector of the front are the mortars which each Brigade has with them no more. One more attack is launched and this time a foot hold on one of the mines has been secured. Now though, AFL forces are being hammered from the air, causing Egypt to divert 3 Fighter groups from the north towards this new front.

Qaddafi realizing that he has been caught flat footed in this vital area, is rushing whatever he can south, along with whatever air units he can spare from the north. This has amounted to 3 Fighter Grps and 2 Fighterbomber groups. Qaddafi has also ordered the mobilization of a new Army corps made up of Tribal militia and some regular infantry amounting to 6-8 Brigades worth of troops which have begun to mobilize. As for regular army units heading south this comprises 2 Airborne, and 1 Commando Brigade and this is all he has until this new corps has fully mobilized.

Sudanese front: This front has remained somewhat quiet after the capture of the Egyptian town of Halaib. The Sudanese have completed their main objective of tying down Egyptian forces preventing them from being sent toward the Libyan battlefield. Egypt on the other hand has been busy mobilizing several artillery and infantry formations for the 2nd Army Corps who juridiction is the southern portion of Egypt. Egypt struck Sudanses forces around the town with air strikes, artillery barrages until she was able to force out the Sudanese and regaining this town. Egypt has even managed to move into Sudan itself, causing the Government in Khortum to panic asking for a cease-fire,which Cairo has so far rejected.

This is the situation as it stands now, with pictures to follow shortly!

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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/16/2012 10:24:30 AM   
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Have restarted this since I have added Israel into the mix. Everything even though restarted has ended up pretty much the same way as I left off recently. So now the game is in May with the libyan northern sector collapsing rapidly. The eastern section of Libya is now controlled by the National Transitional council or otherwords " Free Libyan Army". The Government has lost 90% of her oil, but still controls the majority of the raw material mines in the south.

This time Tripoli played it smart, and instead of invading Chad, instead used those forces to reinforce the raw material mine sector, thereby allowing the Government to continue to provide arms to her forces in the field. The FLA has one Corps made up of mainly infantry, no armour or artillery so they are rather weak in regards of trying to wrestle this area from the Government. The northern most sector has the FLA 1st and 2nd Corps controlling this sector of the front, with Egypt having the bulk of forces on the Central Front.

Egypt launched a major air offensive against the Government thereby destroying a large chunck of the Libyan airforce. ( Egypt is able to replace her air losses rather easily, while the Libyans are not). With this the Egyptians launched a major offensive using armoured and mechanized forces causing a major collapse of the Libyan central front. The only thing that prevented a complete route, was that Egyptian air losses were so great she was not able to keep the air umbrelia over her forces as they moved deeper into Government held terrority and ran into a wall of Libyan Su 22's as they devasted 2-3 Egyptian armoured Brigades. This caused the Egyptians to stop the offensive and bring up more aircraft and replace those loses with new air units.

Israel in the meantime has formed an alliance with the FLA which in turned has angered Cairo causing a strain between Benghazi ( temporary capital of the FLA) and Cairo. This alliance caused Khortum and Tripoli to form a alliance, there by opening up a possible second front against Egypt. Israel taking advantage of this new alliance has moved 2-3 commando Briades, 3 Infantry Brigades and 2 Armoured Brigades outfitted with the new Merkava II Main Battle Tank into eastern Libya along with 4 air groups with the mission, to protect the new government in Benghazi. Only if I could program, just think of the cool events I could have, oh well on with the story. Cairo sensing this as a betrayal by the NTC decided to continue helping the FLA because their hatred of Quadafi is more than seeing a lost oppurtunity in Libya, but on the back burner anger is building against Jerusalem and Benghazi for this act. As a result the Egyptian military command has decided to train severl Muslim Brotherhood units allowing them to conduct attacks against Israel from the Sinai. These MB units will be controlled by the Islamic Republic of Northern Chad who Cairo has prepared to ally herself with. New pictures sometime this week

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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/16/2012 2:52:08 PM   
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Screen shot of the Northern & Central front - in this screenshot you can see that the Egyptian offensive has been stopped, but the Government front in this sector is on the verge of complete collapse.






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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/16/2012 2:57:03 PM   
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Situation on the Southern front. Here the FLA 3rd Corps is facing one of the Governments Army Corps fighting for control of the raw material mines. This section holds the majority of the mines in the entire country. With the fall of this, Tripoli will be hard pressed indeed to continue the war with the loss of such a vital area. Eastern Libya contains 2 mines but this area of Southern Libya contains 95% of the mines in country.




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RE: "Libyan Arab Spring" - 8/17/2012 10:34:13 AM   
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The Sudanese front has become hot. After Israel signed on to an alliance with the Libyan Republic ( controlled by the National Transition council ) Tripoli went to work diplomatically with Khartoum in order to turn this into a anti-Israel alliance. The message which was sent informed the Sudanese that this rebellion had the support of the Zionist regime and was a threat to all of Islam. Not long after this, the Ambassadors of the Libyan Arab Republic and the Arab Republic of Sudan met in Tehran Iran and signed a alliance agreement, which would formally bring Sudan into Qaddafi's corner. This action has now put Egypt into a tight spot, since Egypt has thrown major support into the FLA with money and the blood of her armed forces into trying to remove Qaddafi from power, and putting a Government into power in Tripoli which would be friendly to Cairo.

Now with this new alliance between Jerusalem and Benghazi, this has thrown things in the diplomatic arena into ciaos. This has now caused certain circles within the Egyptian Government who are openly talking of a cease-fire between Tripoli and Benghazi, thereby freezing the front line where they are now and basically separating the eastern section of Libya and creating a new state " Libyan Republic" The NTC now has 2 choices, which they may or may not like. Choice 1 would be to agree with Cairo, accept the cease fire if one is proposed and freeze the lines where they are today. Choice 2, refuse to go along with Cairo on this, thereby putting the ball back into Cairo's court and possible withdrawal of all Egyptian forces from Eastern Libya, thereby leaving the Free Libyan Army basically on their own to face Qaddafi by themselves. Israel is too far away to provide long term support without risking war with Egypt. The current Israeli forces in Eastern Libya are not enough to prevent the collapse of the NTC without once again risking war with Egypt. For now though it appears that the pro-western portions of the Egyptian military are winning out and so for now, all appearances seem to point towards staying the course.

Now back to the Sudanese front and to tie this all together. With the new alliance, Khartoum has began moving forces towards the Egyptian border but not so close as the Egyptians know what is going on, at the same time they are moving some forces towards the border with Libya in order to attempt to take pressure off Tripoli and save Qaddafi, but as of yet do not have enough forces on the Libyan border to matter.
Khartoum began moving major elements of the 1st Army Corps into position hoping to achieve surprise. There were already some 1st Corps units along the border but mainly just Infantry manning fortified border positions. While these forces were moving up towards the border they were spotted by a Egyptian air force recon plane, thereby giving away their locations. The Sudanese knowing full well that the Egyptians once seeing their movements would bolster what forces they could spare and send them south, so knowing that their prep orations have not been completed launched a surprise attack against the western flank of their mutual border ( which was the least defended, only had 2 commando brigades and 3-4 fighter groups stationed along the border. Sudanese forces moved quickly capturing 2 of the 3 airbases but were stopped not by the Commando brigades but by 2 Su 22 fighter bomber groups stopping the Sudanese dead in their tracks.

Egypt has 3 Army Corps in the field, 1st Army Corps has the bulk of the armored and mechanized forces, this corps is currently engaged on the Libyan front. 2nd Army Corps is in the south along the border with Sudan, this corps has 4 armored brigades, 3 mechanized brigades and 2 infantry brigades. The 3rd Army Corps which consists of 1 armored brigade, 2 commando brigades and 2-3 infantry brigades are stationed in the Sinai facing Israel. A new corps has been formed the 4th Army Corps which has 4 armored brigades, 2 mechanized brigade and 1 infantry brigade is being sent towards the Libyan front to bolster the 1st Army Corps.

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