Brega, also known as Mersa Brega or Marsa al-Brega ( , i.e. "Brega Seaport"), is a complex of several smaller towns, industry installations and education establishments situated in Libya on the Gulf of Sirte, the most southerly point of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the former Ajdabiya District, which in 2007 was merged into the Al Wahat District. The town is the center of Libya's second-largest hydro-carbon complex.
During the 2011 Libyan Civil War, the town(s) quickly fell under control of the Libyan opposition.http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/news/story/2011/04/04/libya-us-nato-gadhafi.html Report from Canadian CBC of oppositions forces regaining New Brega in the beginning of April, specifying... Read More